ISD Senior Analyst Ciaran O’Connor offers insights to WIRED on the case of Micha Kat, a Dutch national recently jailed on charges of sedition after orchestrating a QAnon-related campaign in the Netherlands. Kat had accused the town of Bodegraven of covering up a satanic pedophile ring in the 1980s, which had inspired sympathisers to travel to the local cemmentary and frightened some locals of further escalation. Ciarán explained how legal efforts like these brought were a “positive” accountability mechanism. “Other conspiracy theorists, who engage in dangerous belief systems that might endanger members of the public, might see this action and think twice about spreading lurid conspiracy theories.”
December 7, 2023 | CNN
ISD’s Head of Threat Analysis and Prevention, Katherine Keneally, spoke to CNN about the rise in threats to public officials and the challenges in prosecuting them.
November 30, 2023 | NYT
New York Times features "Deny, Deceive, Delay Vol 3", showing COP28 negotiations under threat from climate mis- and disinformation.
November 24, 2023 | USA Today
ISD's Jared Holt talks to USA Today about the release of new footage from the 2021 US Capitol riot and how it may provide additional context to clarify conspiracies around the attack.