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.
August 27, 2021 | The Washington Post
ISD's Aoife Gallagher spoke to the WaPo about our latest report "Ill Advice: A Case Study in Facebook’s Failure to Tackle COVID-19 Disinformation" focussing on the virality of the World Doctors Alliance.
August 27, 2021 | BBC's Panorama
ISD's Chloe Colliver joins journalist Marianna Spring's investigation on how social media algorithms promote hate toward women.
August 27, 2021 | Channel 4 News
ISD’s Jennie King spoke with Channel 4 News about our latest report “’Climate lockdown’ and the Culture Wars,” and comments on how the pandemic has ultimately been weaponised by climate change deniers and right-wing media outlets.