Our Moustafa Ayad wrote an op-ed for WIRED about Generation Z jihadists and the varying aspects that influence their outlooks as the post-September 11 generation. This group of young jihad supporters have access to the same social media platforms as the rest of the world, however they are drawing from white nationalist, authoritarians and fascists to frame their own jokes and religious references with similar memes and vocabulary. Ayad’s research in this field over the past year was released in our report series ‘Gen-Z & The Digital Salafi Ecosystem‘ and referenced in this piece.
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.