Shayan Sardarizadeh is a senior journalist covering disinformation, extremism and conspiracy theories for BBC Monitoring’s disinformation team as part of BBC Verify. Since Hamas attacked Israel on 7 October, he’s debunked dozens of misleading visuals on social media and published his findings on widely read threads on Twitter, now known as X.
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Anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson has had his account reinstated on social media platform X, formerly Twitter.
Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was reinstated alongside political commentator Katie Hopkins.
Hopkins was banned in 2020 and Robinson's account was suspended in 2018 - Twitter accused both of breaking its rules on hateful conduct.
A number of controversial figures have been allowed back on the platform since it was bought by Elon Musk last year.
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Following Andrew Tate’s rise to prominence on social media platforms like TikTok, many have expressed concern about the impact that his misogynistic views are having on boys and young men. A YouGov study in May examined attitudes among young men towards Tate and his beliefs, and now a new YouGov Children’s Omnibus survey does the same for boys.
Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSCP) has released a short film aimed at raising awareness of child criminal exploitation.
Counter-extremism workers have warned of a rapid rise in the number of cases being referred to them by schools concerned about the influence of the self-styled misogynist influencer Andrew Tate.
Incidents include the verbal harassment of female teachers or other pupils and outbursts echoing Tate’s views, which are disseminated and spread mainly on social platforms TikTok and Instagram despite him being banned from them.