ISD has submitted expert advice for the consultation on the UK Government’s Online Harms White Paper, which lays out the stated design for regulation of technology companies in the UK. As part of this effort, ISD has worked with leading UK research and civil society organisations including Carnegie UK, Demos, Doteveryone, the Fawcett Society, and the Jo Cox Foundation to produce a joint statement on the Online Harms White Paper and the direction of regulation in the UK.
- Counter narratives
- Digital policy
- Education and digital citizenship
- Far right extremism
- Hate and polarisation
- Islamist extremism
This joint report by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point offers a preliminary survey and analysis of one of the largest known online repositories of Islamic State materials, nicknamed the “Cloud Caliphate,” to increase understanding of how violent extremist groups and their supporters manage, preserve, and protect information relevant to their cause.
This briefing illustrates the role which recommendation algorithms play in amplifying and promoting potentially harmful content on online book retail platforms. Using the example of Amazon, it finds that users are recommended books which contain obvious disinformation, conspiracy theories and white nationalism.