Communication & Technology
ISD leverages proprietary software and communications strategies to push back against extremism
We have pioneered the application of data, technology and marketing tactics to mount a proportional response to extremist propaganda and messaging. Our proprietary inﬂuencer mapping tools inform how content is created, targeted, and measured for impact. Our programmes seek to innovate and build the technology and communications infrastructure to empower civic response to the ever more sophisticated communications machineries of those that seek to divide. ISD leads major innovative programmes with Facebook, Google and Microsoft and works to inform policy and practice in relation to online hate speech, polarisation, misinformation, extremism and terrorism.
ISD’s OCCI is the first strategic non-governmental effort to mount a proportional response to the propagation of hate, violence and terrorism online, across Europe. It delivers models that combine expertise from the technology, communications and marketing, and academic sectors to ‘upskill and upscale’ the civic response to online hate and extremism..
Building on a portfolio of successful collaborations and partnerships, ISD’s Innovation Hub connects and coordinates global networks of credible voices online. These networks allow us to better understand how extremists are using new technologies to spread propaganda. They also provide the tools to produce online counter-narrative content and share it online.
ISD’s One to One programme is an online initiative designed to offer a positive alternative to extremism by facilitating constructive dialogue between former extremists, survivors of extremist violence and counsellors and individuals with those who demonstrate support for extremist ideologies online.