ISD found that a wide range of extremist influencers, including British white nationalists, use DLive as part of a broader strategy to broadcast extreme right ideology online. Analysts also observed signs that efforts by DLive to implement more robust terms of service appear to be having an impact on extremist activity.
Hate and polarisation
ISD found that the Discord platform primarily acts as a hub for extreme right-wing socialising and community building, as well as gamified harassment through ‘raids.’ The analysis suggests that Discord provides a safe space for young online users to share ideological material and explore extremist movements.
This chapter analyses 45 interconnected Steam community groups associated with the extreme right. ISD found Steam to host the most diverse subgroups of extreme right communities, ranging from public servers set up for supporters of far-right political parties to violent neo-Nazi groups, some active on the platform since 2016.
This report serves as an introduction to ISD's Gaming and Extremism series, which explores the use of the gaming-related platforms Steam, Discord, Twitch and DLive by the extreme right, concentrating specifically on the UK. The series provides snapshot analyses designed to identify key trends and patterns which can provide the groundwork for future analysis.
Fluchtwege. Wie das Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz auf etablierten sozialen Medien durch die Verlinkung zu alternativen Plattformen umgangen wird
Für diese Studie wurde das Onlinemilieu rechtsradikaler und rechtsextremer Akteur:innen im Hinblick auf die Verlinkung zu alternativen Plattformen untersucht. Ziel der Analyse war es, den breiteren Kosmos der Online-Plattformen zu erschließen, die von rechtsextremen und rechtsradikalen Akteur:innen genutzt werden.
The issue of public health measures has become a gateway and incubator for conspiracy theorists, far-right extremists and anti-vaxxers. This report by ISD Germany offers for the first time a comprehensive insight into the online networks of the vaccine-sceptic scene in Germany.
This report provides a snapshot of the different online communities involved in the promotion of hate and disinformation targeting refugees and the migration sector in 2020. It looks at networks of accounts in Greek, German and English language, and provides an overview of the narratives employed in anti-refugee disinformation and the dynamics which drive this activity online.
This study, conducted by ISD and commissioned by the European Commission, provides a data-driven snapshot of the proliferation of Covid-19 related online antisemitic content in French and German on Twitter, Facebook and Telegram, analysing the scale of the challenge across platforms, as well as the most prominent antisemitic narratives relating to the pandemic.
This report provides an analysis of far-right mobilisation on Gab in Australia, based on the analysis of over 45,000 posts produced between 1 January and 30 September 2020. Through this analysis, the study helps evidence the role Gab plays as a hub for explicitly antisemitic far-right extremism and radicalism in the Australian context.
Überdosis Desinformation: Die Vertrauenskrise – Impfskepsis und Impfgegnerschaft in der COVID-19-Pandemie
Das Thema der öffentlichen Gesundheitsvorsorge ist zum Einfallstor und Inkubator für Verschwörungsideologen, Rechtsextremisten und Impfgegner geworden. Dieser Bericht des ISD Germany bietet erstmalig einen umfassenden Einblick in die digitalen Netzwerke der impfskeptischen Szene in Deutschland.