About the project

What is Fear, Inc.?

This in-depth investigation conducted by the Center for American Progress reveals a small, tightly networked group of misinformation experts guiding an effort that reaches millions of Americans through effective advocates, media partners, and grassroots organizing. This spreading of hate and misinformation primarily starts with six key people and their organizations, which are sustained by funding from a clutch of key foundations.

This website presents information from CAP’s 2011 widely read report “Fear, Inc. The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America” and further augments the report by providing updated information on this network.

A copy of "Fear Inc., 2.0: The Islamophobia Network's Efforts to Manufacture Hate in America" that CAP released in February 2015 can also be found here. Fear, Inc. 2.0 provides an update to Fear, Inc. but also details the consequences of some of the failed counterterrorism policies advocated for by the Islamophobia network.

Who is CAP?

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action.

Learn more at www.americanprogress.org.

Research & content

2011 Fear, Inc. Researchers: Wajahat Ali, Eli Clifton, Matthew Duss, Lee Fang, Scott Keyes, and Faiz Shakir
2015 Fear, Inc. Researchers: Yasmine Taeb 

Head of content: Yasmine Taeb, Manager of CAP’s Islamophobia Project 

Director of video: Andrew Satter, oversaw documentary videos and other media

Website concept & design

Concept and Design: Vignette Interactive 

Interactive Media Director: Matt Ford

Visual design, UX: Jakub Krcmar

Back-end Development: Netguru

Developers, Superkoderi: Michal Matuska, Tomas Krejci

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