This report provides a summary of anti-lockdown activity in Canada, encompassing the key figures, groups and ideological overlaps of those involved.
ISD’s pioneering new research maps the rapidly evolving online Salafi ecosystem, providing a cross-platform snapshot data of a broad landscape of English, German and Arabic content.
This report provides an ethnographic deep dive into an emerging online Salafi ecosystem, referred to by its members as ‘Islamogram’.
A digital snapshot of the rapidly shifting online Salafi ecosystem across social media and its intersection with Gen-Z identities.
This theoretical briefing seeks to contextualise ISD’s research into the online Salafi ecosystem within the key political debates and terminological considerations.
This methodology paper provides an overview of ISD’s research approach for our data-driven snapshot of the Salafi digital landscape.
Despite having been banned in 2020, pro-Russian propaganda outlet News Front has been able to return to Facebook for at least a third time without any significant innovation in its tactics or operation. This raises questions about how effectively Facebook enforces its own bans on known bad actors.
For this research, ISD’s digital analysis unit have been monitoring a network of 208 channels distributing white supremacist content on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram. In an analysis of over a million posts, this briefing unpacks how the platform is being used to glorify terrorism, call for violence, spread extremist ideological material and demonise minority groups.
This report aims to examine Facebook's efforts at tackling false information related to COVID-19 and vaccines on its platform by analysing the presence of a group called the World Doctors Alliance, whose members have spread various problematic, false and conspiratorial claims about the pandemic since March 2020.
‘Climate Lockdown’ and the Culture Wars: How COVID-19 Sparked a New Narrative Against Climate Action
This report documents a new trend used to drive anti-climate debate online – ‘Climate Lockdown’ – focussing on English-language content within the UK and US contexts. It documents the emergence of this narrative in March 2020, spurred by the public health response to COVID-19, and the subsequent evolution and spread of content across social media.