ISD’s Moustafa Ayad provides insight to the New York Times in this piece on “Right Wingers who Admire the Taliban.” Ayad explains how similarly to alt-Islamists who celebrate the Taliban’s “traditions,” including shariah, the alt-right is also drawn to the group because of its stances on women. The support for a diminished role of women in public similarly bleeds over into Incel circles on Twitter, who then take it even further to an outright hatred of women.” Read more here.
January 10, 2022 | VICE News
Recent controversy around Novak Djokovic's vaccine status at the 2022 Australian Open has sparked online debate among conspiracists if the tennis star should be the new face of the "unvaxxed sperm" movement.
January 2, 2022 | RTVS
Our Richard Kuchta stated to RTVS that social media bans are merely applied in repeated cases of community standards violations as the platforms attempt to retain users from going elsewhere.
December 20, 2021 |
Our Moustafa Ayad shared exclusively with POLITICO evidence exposing how several groups supporting the Islamic State and the Taliban managed to go undetected for months on Facebook.