Misinformation within the wellness community is tailored to specific interests and vulnerabilities and often rely on “prettifying” message delivery with inspirational imagery, or “ambiguous language of personal choice and self-realization that is characteristic of these communities,” Cécile Simmons says to the Washington Post in a recent article about vaccine misinformation. By playing on emotional and psychological foundations, and pre-existing doubts based on legitimate concerns, misinformation messages have a unique way of spreading within these groups. It is therefore important to identify these strategies in order to help “social media users develop resilience to harmful content” and allow “them to report this type of content to platforms,” she says.
November 24, 2021 | MEL Magazine
ISD's Milo Comerford and Moustafa Ayad spoke with MEL magazine about Gen-Z and the digital Salafi ecosystem.
November 23, 2021 | UnHerd
UnHerd cites our report "Islamogram: Salafism and Alt-Right Online Subcultures" to better explain the growing overlap between Salafi Gen Zers and the online far-right.
November 19, 2021 | The Hill
Our Chloe Colliver spoke with The Hill about the handling by social media platforms in dealing with the video directed at AOC.