October 20, 2022 | NYT

Confronting misinformation as it spreads across multiple platforms

ISD Senior Research Manager Jared Holt spoke to The New York Times about the challenges of confronting misinformation online as content moves across platforms.

Nothing on the internet exists in a silo,” Jared said. “Whatever happens in alt-platforms like Gab or Telegram or Truth [Social] makes its way back to Facebook and Twitter and others.”

The article uses former US President Trump as an example citing his ban on mainstream networks Twitter and Facebook. However, the former president’s content, shared often on his Truth Social domain, makes its way on the very platforms that banned him through activity like sharing screenshots of the content, among other ways.

Full article available here.

 November 30, 2022 | i News

The dark world of incels, what to know and how to help

ISD'sTim Squirrell spoke to i News about incels, the signs an individual might exhibit when being drawn into this subculture, and how concerned family and loved ones can help bring them out again.