February 3, 2022 | Ouest France

Fake COVID-19 green passes for sale on French social media

ISD’s Iris Boyer and Zoe Fourel were interviewed by Ouest France regarding their research of the sale of  French COVID-19 vaccination certificates on social media platforms. Posts relating to the sale of fake passe sanitaire were found across Facebook, Instagram and Telegram, including in far-right groups, Yellow Vests mobilisation groups, and in the comments of articles about anti-lockdown protests.

Their research can be found in the Digital Dispatch Les faux pass sanitaires se propagent facilement sur les réseaux sociaux malgré les politiques des plateformes.




Graphic of Donald Trump with Q speech bubble

 September 23, 2022 | Washington Post

Stock music song twice appropriated by QAnon and Trump

ISD’s Jared Holt spoke to the Washington Post about the latest Donald Trump and QAnon crossover: an innocuous stock music song that's become a common theme for QAnon and the Trump campaign.