Irish Examiner: Dozens of far-right social media accounts said to be spreading misinformation in Ireland

Irish Examiner: Dozens of far-right social media accounts said to be spreading misinformation in Ireland. “Dozens of far-right social media accounts are operated from Ireland, and some have as many as 40,000 followers. They spread misinformation and harass specific groups of people. Social media facilitates the rapid spread of ideas and ‘hate speech is no exception’, says Ireland’s Hate Track report.”

Motherboard: The Far Right Has Found a Web Host Savior

Motherboard: The Far Right Has Found a Web Host Savior. “When Radio Wehrwolf, a popular podcast network among militant neo-Nazis, was shut down by its web host, the site was effectively homeless. But shortly after it disappeared in March, one of its podcast hosts suggested Radio Wehrwolf had found a web host bringing the site back online.”

CNET: Far-right Twitter accounts amplified pro-Brexit views, study finds

CNET: Far-right Twitter accounts amplified pro-Brexit views, study finds. “Far-right Twitter users who appeared to be from the US helped spread tweets from accounts that support Britain’s controversial decision to leave the European Union, a process known as Brexit. The findings were part of a study released Tuesday by Finnish cybersecurity company F-Secure, which analyzed 24 million tweets about Brexit from 1.65 million users between Dec. 4 and Feb. 13, 2019. “

Irish Tech News: New DCU Research Finds Social Media Used To Polarise Public Opinion Against Refugees

Irish Tech News: New DCU Research Finds Social Media Used To Polarise Public Opinion Against Refugees. “Research by Dublin City University has found that far-right groups and political organisations dominated conversations on Twitter creating powerful anti-refugee sentiment during a key period of the refugee crisis.”