Bankrolling Bigotry: An overview of the Online Funding Strategies of American Hate Groups

Published: 27th October 2020

Hatred is surging across the United States, threatening the safety, security and wellbeing of minority communities, and societal harmony writ large. This hatred is driven by a range of groups targeting communities including Jews, Muslims, immigrants, people of colour and LGBTQ+ people. However the ways in which these groups raise money to fund their divisive activity is little understood.

To improve our understanding of the scale and nature of online funding mechanisms used by hate groups, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and Global Disinformation Index (GDI) have analysed the digital footprints of 73 US-based hate groups, assessing the extent to which they used 54 online funding mechanisms.

This research aims to map out the online infrastructure behind hate groups’ financing and fundraising in order to support efforts to defund and therefore disempower hate movements in the US.

Understanding the New Zealand Online Extremist Ecosystem

This report from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and CASM Technology provides a data-driven snapshot of online extremism in New Zealand, and the digital platforms connecting New Zealand to an international extremist ecosystem.

The Rise of Antisemitism Online During the Pandemic: A Study of French and German Content

This study, conducted by ISD and commissioned by the European Commission, provides a data-driven snapshot of the proliferation of Covid-19 related online antisemitic content in French and German on Twitter, Facebook and Telegram, analysing the scale of the challenge across platforms, as well as the most prominent antisemitic narratives relating to the pandemic.