Our research on Russian state-controlled German-language broadcaster RT DE’s influence on YouTube and how it became an integral part of the COVID-19 sceptic online community is laid out in this article by Tegasschau. ISD Germany followed RT DE’s activity before the YouTube page was officially closed on September 28, 2021. While the page was eventually blocked, we found that many of its most popular videos, frequently pushing misleading narratives related to COVID-19 and Western democracies, reached over 100,000 views– the most popular reaching 1.2 million views. Furthermore, we found that RT DE was one of the most popular sources among COVID-deniers.
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.