Ciarán O’Connor’s research on the state of hate on TikTok is featured in this article by POLITICO Europe. The report “Hatescape: An In-Depth Analysis of Extremism and Hate Speech on TikTok,” takes a look at how the social media platform is used to promote hatred and glorify extremism and terrorism. Among key findings, many videos were found to freely promote white supremacy, and support extremist or terrorist individuals or organisations.
May 15, 2022 | NBC
ISD's Ciarán O’Connor spoke to NBC about the alleged shooter's involvement in online spaces, including forums and platforms, dedicated to extremist conversations.
May 13, 2022 | Channel 4 News
ISD’s Julia Ebner provided analysis to a Channel 4 investigation on the tactics and narratives used by the British white nationalist movement Patriotic Alternative (PA) to groom young people in the country.
May 12, 2022 | The Guardian
ISD's Jennie King spoke to the Guardian about the appointment of known climate change-sceptic, Alan McCormick, as GB News chairman.