Violent Islamist extremists are three times more likely than far-right attackers to be described as terrorists in the media, according to an overview of more than 200,000 news articles and broadcast transcripts.

The research found Islamist attacks were linked to terrorism in 78% of news reports about the incidents, whereas those from the far right who carried out violent attacks were only identified as terrorists 24% of the time.

The study was carried out by Signal AI, which has built a database of news output to help firms monitor how they are covered in the media. The company analysed news reports about 11 different terror attacks that took place in the last two years, plus transcripts of TV and radio broadcasts in 80 different languages, to identify a consistent reluctance by media outlets to describe far-right attackers as terrorists.

Read more: The Guardian