It’s been proven over and over that the owners of the big social media platforms give preferential treatment to right-wing hatemongers, from TERFS to actual Nazis. (And that they won’t hold Nazi speech to their terms of service . . . because that would ban a lot of elected Republicans.) But, the Irish version of this right now is special.
Gemma O’Doherty is one of the loudest voices in Irish #AltShite conspiracy theory obsessed,anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim hate-mongering. (There is footage of her ranting to the Papal Cross in the Pheonix Park about chemtrails . . . which she can’t distinguish from cirrus clouds. Hatred is a hell of a drug.) She came back into the public eye with a woeful run for the presidency (same as Peter Casey, a wannabe Trump), formed her own “Anti Corruption Ireland” political party, and ran for the European Parliament as well (winning a paltry handful of votes).
She’s well hooked in with the USA based white supremacists and Nazis whose names you would recognize. It’s a global network.
Among other things, she posted the class picture of a bunch of young children to accuse immigrants of the White Replacement, which of course got spread to StormFront. There was a concerted effort of a lot of people reporting this. Again, this wasn’t “just” offensive, harrassing, racist, etc. This is illegal behavior.
She . . . was required to remove the posted photo. And after one of the mothers of the children confronted her while she was livestreaming on youtube. Aneta, the mother, was peaceful but clearly distraught.
Gemma went relatively quiet for a couple days (at least only livestreaming from her own home instead of on the street, where people might call ehr names). Until Yesterday.
Yesterday evening she stormed Twitter headquarters in Dublin and live-streamed herself trespassing on private property while defaming the head of Twitter Dublin, using Twitter to call her a pedophile and accusing her of sending her death threats.
Literally the only “threats” people have seen is one person jokingly suggesting that considering her racism, curry sauce might be more appropriate than a milkshake.
Unless you consider this, in the context of a heavily pregnant mother in her pajamas telling her she was wrong to publish images of her son and his friends to expose them to White Supremacists and Nazis, maybe even going so far as to call her a cunt, to be a death threat (which is what one of the other #AltShite people is claiming):
To be clear,
I reported around 10 tweets last evening from Gemma which were clearly targeted harassment and defamation against @scms.
Guess who still has a functioning Twitter account when other people get banned for mocking @Jack’s facial hair or standing up to transphobic death threats?