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The Center for Countering Digital Hate is a non-profit that counters hate and disinformation, by disrupting the online architecture enabling its rapid worldwide growth.

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Incel forums are radicalizing young men

1 in 5 posts in the world's largest Incel Forum feature misogynistic, racist, antisemitic or anti-LGBTQ+ language. We call on YouTube, Twitter, Google and Cloudfare to stop enabling the growth of violent incel communities.

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Research

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The Incelosphere

Exposing pathways into incel communities and the harms they pose to women and children

Trigger warning: violence against women, pedophilia, sexual abuse including rape, racism, antisemitism, and anti-LGBTQ+ hate. CCDH’s new report evidences the dangers incel sites pose to our communities - especially to women and children. The four leading forums we analyzed were filled with extreme hatred of women, racism, glorification of violence, and discussion of pedophilia. Poorly-moderated social media gives bad actors a platform to drag others into a rabbit hole of despair - which often can end in deadly real-world consequences.

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Google Directs Users to Anti-Abortion ‘Fake Clinics’

1 in 10 abortion search results in “Trigger Law” states lead to anti-abortion fake clinics

Our latest research has found 1 in 10 Google search results for abortion services in ‘Trigger Law’ states lead users to anti-abortion ‘fake clinics’. These ‘fake clinics’ appear to offer independent advice on abortions but are actually run by organisations that oppose abortion, shame abortion care, or promote alternatives to abortion.

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The Disinformation Dozen

The Disinformation Dozen

Why platforms must act on twelve leading online anti-vaxxers

Just twelve anti-vaxxers are responsible for almost two-thirds of anti‑vaccine content circulating on social media platforms. This new analysis of content posted or shared to social media over 812,000 times between February and March uncovers how a tiny group of determined anti-vaxxers is responsible for a tidal wave of disinformation—and shows how platforms can fix it by enforcing their standards.

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