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CCDHate

Center for Countering Digital Hate

We counter the spread of hate & misinformation in digital spaces.

CEO: @imi_ahmed
Media: press@counterhate.com

#ChangeTheTerms #StopHate4Profit

Washington DC & London

Joined on 26 April, 2019

http://www.counterhate.com

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Our new report, uncovering the role Instagram is playing in prolonging this pandemic, is out soon.

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“The Center for Countering Digital Hate estimates that the biggest English-language anti-vaxxers social media accounts enjoy a global following of 59 million, with the top 147 accounts increasing their reach by nearly a fifth in the last year.”

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Excellent new report from @CommissionCE out today.

Much more needs to be done to prevent people being fed materials which promote hatred and extremism.

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Replying to @CommissionCE: Our report shows that modern day extremism is evolving at pace, yet our laws are failing to keep up with the threat of #H

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Our report shows that modern day extremism is evolving at pace, yet our laws are failing to keep up with the threat of #HatefulExtremism. Gaps in legislation are being exploited, allowing extremists to operate with impunity #LawfulExtremism

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Replying to @CCDHate: "They're preying on people who are scared and looking for answers"

CEO @Imi_Ahmed spoke with @NPRWeekend @lourdesgnavarro abo…

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Replying to @CCDHate: Instagram is pulling its young users into extremist conspiracy theories.

To find out more, sign up to our mailing list and b…

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"They're preying on people who are scared and looking for answers"

CEO @Imi_Ahmed spoke with @NPRWeekend @lourdesgnavarro about organised disinformation surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Instagram is pulling its young users into extremist conspiracy theories.

To find out more, sign up to our mailing list and be the first to receive our latest report, out soon:

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"Though disabling comments was a smart way to starve trolls, it was also admitting a societal failure.

“They’re acknowledging that we lost the battle against social media companies & their algorithms” @Imi_Ahmed said.

#DontFeedTheTrolls in @Marinetimes

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Replying to @SimonClark1965: @CCDHate's @Imi_Ahmed on @NPRWeekend this morning talking about #antivaxxer motivations: 1)grift, 2) power 3) chaos 4)s…

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@CCDHate's @Imi_Ahmed on @NPRWeekend this morning talking about #antivaxxer motivations: 1)grift, 2) power 3) chaos 4)social validation. Worth a listen:

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Replying to @lourdesgnavarro: We take a look at the disinformation campaign over vaccines. According to the @CCDHate just 10 people are responsible…

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We take a look at the disinformation campaign over vaccines. According to the @CCDHate just 10 people are responsible for much of the disinformation online. Disinformation super-spreaders.

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Our CEO, @Imi_Ahmed's comment for the @Daily_Express, as part of the paper's campaign against online trolling.

#DontFeedTheTrolls

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Remarkably, the only issue Facebook see as being wrong with this is that *some* adverts were not declared as political.

Which suggests that, as long as the adverts are declared to be political, Facebook will continue to profit from genocide denial.

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"A new report by @CCDHate has found that social media pages run by anti-vaxxers – who have used the chance of the confusion around the pandemic to crystalise their message – have increased their following by at least 7.8 million people since 2019."

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"It's preposterous for Facebook to claim they hadn't seen that five of their six most liked news pages were driving division and whitewashing atrocities."

@Imi_Ahmed quoted in this @DailyMailUK article

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"The organisation says that while a minority of these anti-vaxxers act on the basis of profoundly held beliefs, about four-fifths have a financial motive as well, or instead."

Our latest report, The Anti-Vaxx Playbook, in @TheEconomist

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Replying to @wturvill: How bad is this? @Imi_Ahmed of the @CCDHate says: "It is beyond disgusting that Facebook is taking money to promote Chinese s…

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Quoted @wturvill

I’ve spent some time in Facebook’s ad library and found it has been accepting payments to promote Chinese state media propaganda that plays down the plight of Uyghur people. Read my ‘profits from propaganda’ investigation in full here:
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How bad is this? @Imi_Ahmed of the @CCDHate says: "It is beyond disgusting that Facebook is taking money to promote Chinese state propaganda denying the reality that their state is engaged in crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims."

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Following the saddening story that Captain Sir Tom Moore was the victim of online abuse prior to his death, @CallumHood spoke to @carolinerbrtsn about our #DontFeedTheTrolls guidance, on @BBC_Cumbria.

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You can help counter lies about Covid vaccines.

Share this infographic to get the word out on how we can avoid boosting anti-vaccine narratives and instead counter them with positive information.

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