Ireland’s Alt Right: The people building an empire online

Extremist right-wing groups are skilfully using social media to build an audience and stoke fears that Ireland is being overrun by non-Irish hordes. These ultra-nationalists are being aided by some unlikely bedfellows

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
16th June, 2019
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visited Ireland in April of this year as part of his ‘anti-fake news’ public relations world tour. The social media founder was under immense pressure, not least because of the revelation that the most sensitive data of more than 87 million of his site’s users had been leaked to political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica – the company blamed for steering the Brexit vote and for helping to elect Donald Trump to...

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