‘The Baghdadi Net’: How A Network of ISIL-Supporting Accounts Spread Across Twitter By Moustafa Ayad

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL) supporters fanned out large amounts of Arabic content across Twitter all through the week in the wake of the news surrounding the death of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Many accounts were exhibiting strong and multiple signals of automated behaviour, spawning every hour, on the hour, and Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) researchers monitored and tracked these accounts and their tactics for the past week following the news. Read the full investigation and recommendations on limiting extremist content. 

Mapping hate in France: A panoramic view of online discourse

This report presents the findings of a research project investigating the scale and nature of online hateful speech in France. It examines different categories of hateful speech, spanning race, gender, sexuality, religion and disability.