(May 14, 2021) Amazon, the world’s largest online marketplace uses algorithms as part of its sales strategy, artificial intelligence that might give the consumer tips on another good book about gardening, but also advances dangerous misinformation for profit. The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, which studies extremism and polarization, just released a … [Read more...] about Amazon and role of algorithms in propelling conspiracy theories
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(October 23, 2020) While public figures have always been game for rebuke and revile, the hate speech directed towards them has grown exponentially over the past five years. And not all of the invective is online or in words only. Thirteen members of so-called militias with a white-nationalist bent were arrested in a planned kidnap and possible assassination attempt on Michigan … [Read more...] about Hate speech aimed at public figures: Who’s targeted?
(June 21, 2020) The number of hate groups operating in Canada has tripled in recent years, according to an Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) report released on June 19, 2020. The Environmental Scan of Right-wing Extremism in Canada interim report represents one of the most comprehensive efforts to date to assess the scale of right-wing extremist activity online in … [Read more...] about Right wing extremist groups growing in Canada: Muslims and the prime minister key objects of their scorn