Here you will find all of CCDH's research papers and investigations into online hate and misinformation. As well as our policy ideas about how we can tackle the systems and bad actors who spread hate and misinformation.
Our CEO Imran Ahmed provides written submission and evidence to UK Parliament Public Bill Committee for the Online Safety Bill. We analyzed the provisions of the Bill using our new “STAR” framework, which we developed for analyzing legislative efforts globally.
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.
Social media companies are failing to act on Anti-Muslim Hate 89% of the time.
Earlier reports by CCDH have shown platforms have similarly failed to act on antisemitism, anti-black racism, misogynist abuse and dangerous vaccine misinformation.
Join us and demand Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube take swift action to stop profiting from and ban stop anti-Muslim hate on their platforms.
We conducted several case studies in partnership with women with large Instagram followings to reveal how Meta, in its continued negligence and disregard for the people using its platforms whilst churning record profits, has created an environment where abuse and harmful content is allowed to thrive. This denies those being abused the ability to freely express themselves online.
Facebook is allowing pages controlled by Chinese state media to post clear disinformation, conspiracies and propaganda about the invasion of Ukraine that stand in stark contrast with China’s declared neutrality.
"Keeping people agitated, angered, emotional, enthralled and addicted to their ad-profit-pumping platforms yields enormous profits for social media companies." - Imran Ahmed, CEO Center for Countering Digital Hate
The science is undeniable - human activity is warming our planet at an ever-accelerating rate and leading to catastrophic climate change.
Yet, ten publishers - The Toxic Ten - are spreading baseless, unscientific climate denial on their own websites and across social media. They are responsible for 69% of all interactions with climate denial content on Facebook. It's a climate denial propaganda machine funded in part by Google via ad revenue, and spread across the world via social media, in particular Facebook, who allow them to pay to promote their denial. We are calling on Facebook and Google to stop promoting and funding climate denial, start labelling it as misinformation, and stop giving the advantages of their enormous platforms to lies and misinformation.