Parler, 8Kun...What Brands Need to Know about New Fringe Social Platforms

Conspiracy theorists and agenda-driven groups are flocking to new platforms that offer less (or no) oversight than Twitter and Facebook. One of them — Parler — recently topped app store charts. More of these spaces are popping up online and the trend shows no signs of slowing down.

We see that most viral stories that impact a brand's reputation and/or operations are started by agenda-driven groups on fringe channels. And yet, brand teams don’t have the ability to see what goes on in hard-to-see spaces online.

Watch our webinar to learn more about: 

  • Who is shifting from mainstream platforms to new channels like 8kun, Parler, and others.
  • The kinds of narratives emerging on these platforms.
  • How to determine the extent to which these narratives can be damaging for your brand.
  • Challenges involved in monitoring activity on these platforms.
  • How to get better visibility into fringe and dark spaces online.
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Ryan Fox is co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Yonder, a counter-terrorism professional, veteran, and intelligence expert. Prior to Yonder, Ryan served a 15 year career in federal service as a Corporate Officer at NSA. He led the design and development of next-gen SIGINT collection and analytic systems; including real-time situational awareness tools, and command and control capabilities. Prior to his civilian career, Ryan served under U.S. Joint Special Operation Command (JSOC), Computer Network Operator, and the U.S. Army’s first Digital Network Analyst. He has received the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation, the Gold Nugget Award for Advancements in SIGINT Tradecraft, and the Deckert-Foster Award for Excellence in SIGINT Engineering.

Jonathon Morgan is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Yonder. Prior to Yonder, he published research about extremist groups manipulating social media with the Brookings Institution, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post, presented at NATO's Center of Excellence for Defense Against Terrorism, the United States Institute for Peace, and the African Union. Jonathon also served as an adviser to the US State Department, developing strategies for digital counter-terrorism. He regularly provides commentary about online disinformation for publications such as New York Times, NBC, NPR, and Wired.