ISD’s Aoife Gallagher spoke to the Washington Post exclusively on the findings of our latest report “Ill Advice: A Case Study in Facebook’s Failure to Tackle COVID-19 Disinformation.” The report focuses on the World Doctors Alliance as a case study on how social media platforms are not only failing to stop users who repeatedly go against their supposedly strict policies, but also permitting significant growth while these users push misleading information. Additionally, our findings expose a gap in resources for accurately labelling mis- and disinformation posts, especially when it comes to content edited and shared in languages other than English. Read the full article here.
September 23, 2022 | Le Monde
ISD's Cécile Simmons writes for Le Monde about the circulation of US-adapted voter fraud narratives in fringe communities on social media during the 2022 French elections.
September 23, 2022 | Washington Post
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.
September 21, 2022 | Axios
ISD Senior Research Manager Jared Holt speaks with Axios about why despite decline among "some demographics," Meta's powers and influence will persist.