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 April 30, 2021 | VICE

Far-right activity on Telegram spikes after the death of George Nkencho

Following the tragic death of George Nkencho, who was shot and killed by the Gardaí in December 2020, Aoife Gallagher spoke with VICE about how the Irish far-right resorted to Telegram to spread hateful misinformation about Nkencho.

Based on the findings of the report Layers of Lies: A First Look at the Irish Far-Right Activity on Telegram, Gallagher is quoted in the article on how Telegram has evolved among far-right groups and supporters in Ireland, moving from a fringe platform to becoming one of the main online spaces used by the Irish far-right.

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