Incel Community And Associated Social Media Trends

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Presenters: OCIAC Deputy Director Alberto Martinez and Supervisory Analyst Jonathan Hill – Orange County Sheriff’s Department

OCIAC published intelligence reports to define the ideology of involuntary celibates (Incels) and the associated indicators of the movement, becoming the first products of their kind for the state and local law enforcement, fusion centers, and the intelligence community. These products have been used to support suspicious activity reports from partner agencies and from within OCIAC’s own targeting efforts, resulting in an improved understanding of how this ideology evolves, threatens, and acts. This presentation will focus on these unique indicators and their connection to acts of violence around the world involving Incel extremism and impacts on our local communities.