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.
- Counter narratives
- Digital policy
- Education and digital citizenship
- Far right extremism
- Hate and polarisation
- Islamist extremism
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Crisis and Loss of Control: German-Language Digital Extremism in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic
This report analyses the networks and narratives of German-speaking far-right, far-left and Islamist extremist actors on mainstream and alternative social media platforms and extremist websites in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our results show: Extremists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have been able to increase their reach since the introduction of the lockdown measures.