A neo-Nazi group is being accused of intimidation acts for allegedly disrupting a drag queen story hour during Pride month last year in New Hampshire. The state’s attorney general’s office has since filed a civil rights lawsuit against the New England group. In an article about the ongoing lawsuit, NBC News draws on ISD research around rising anti-LGBTQ+ mobilization in the US. Our report, A Year of Hate, analyses the narratives, themes, actors and tactics involved in anti-LGBTQ+ activism in the US, UK, France and Australia, including specific threats to drag performances. In the US, ISD identified 203 anti-drag incidents over a 12-month period, representing the largest number of protests against drag events from our overall investigation, as well as the highest number of violent incidents among the countries and events analysed.
February 21, 2024 | USA Today
ISD's Katherine Keneally comments to USA Today about the October shooting in Maine and how despite various reports around the suspect, the US reservist still had access to firearms.
February 15, 2024 | NYT
The New York Times covers our recent investigation on the pro-CCP influence campaign known as Spamouflage, its use of AI and how it may affect elections in the US and abroad.
February 13, 2024 | Irish Independent
Aoife Gallagher on what to do when coming across sensationalist headlines, “especially” immigration ones
ISD's Aoife Gallagher spoke to the Irish Independent about the circulation of an image of a doctored news headline claiming that an old office building in Ireland was to be used to house asylum seekers.