While not all Discord users are extremists, many extremists rely on the messaging app to openly communicate in a private, closed group manner. When looking at various high-profile incidents, Discord comes up again and again connected in various ways. USA Today drew on ISD’s research on right-wing extremism among gamers on Discord. In our findings, we found that the app, popular among gamers, “primarily acts as a hub for extreme right-wing socialising and community building,” and “provides a safe space for users to share ideological material and explore extremist movements.”
February 2, 2024 | USA Today
ISD's Katherine Keneally spoke to USA Today about the case against Justin Mohn, what is known about the suspect and the anti-government beliefs that may have motivated him.
February 1, 2024 | NPR
ISD's Jared Holt spoke to All Things Considered about Trump's attacks against Nikki Haley's identity and how they're strategic, reflecting "broader attitudes held by his base voters."
February 1, 2024 | WIRED
Katherine Keneally on Justin Mohn: The case “illustrates the severity of the threat posed by anti-government extremism…”
ISD's Director of Threat Analysis and Prevention, Katherine Keneally, spoke to WIRED about the gruesome murder which might have been motivated by anti-government extremism.