June 18, 2021 | BBC News Africa

Aoife Gallagher speaks on the misinformation storm surrounding the death of George Nkencho in Ireland

ISD’s Aoife Gallagher is featured in a report by BBC News Africa following the controversial death of George Nkencho, shot dead by the Gardaí (Irish police) in December 2020. As cited in the story, Ireland experiences some of the highest rates of violence by racism in the EU, second only to Finland, according to a 2019 EU report . Gallagher talks about the misinformation storm that ensued George’s death as a flood of memes and rumors flooded over from apps like Telegram to mainstream social media pages.

Aoife Gallagher is an Analyst on ISD’s Digital Analysis Unit. You can find a range of her work in our publications section.