Last Updated on February 17, 2022
A conservative Irish student group set up a successful honeypot operation against Antifa activists with a Twitter account that advertised itself as a hub to dox and harass right-of-center and nationalist students on college campuses.
Online student publication The Burkean, which describes itself as “founded and run by university students in Ireland that seeks to promote free speech and fresh ideas,” set up an account with the Twitter handle @irishantifa in December of last year.
The account’s official name was “Irish Students Against Fascism,” and was branded as “an aspiring antifascist organising hub to physically, socially and professionally harass individuals engaged with conservative or nationalist politics on campuses.”
In December of last year a Twitter account was set-up. Titled “Irish Students Against Fascism”, it described itself as an aspiring antifascist organising hub to physically, socially and professionally harass individuals engaged with conservative or nationalist politics on campuses.
Very soon the account garnered well over a thousand followers, with retweets from the Union of Students Ireland’s official account among other leftist activist organizations. The account boasted of an impending website dumping incriminating material relating to students on campus, particularly in Young Fine Gael, and invited individuals to contribute over private messaging.
What has been unknown until today was that, from the very onset, the page was operated by students involved with The Burkean. The account was set up with the intent of performing long term investigative work into antifascism in Ireland, as well as its insidious and often blatant links with civic society, journalism and politics.
Put politely, antifascism is the euphemism given to the work done to destroy the lives of people with right leaning sympathies. While traditionally associated with left republicanism, it is these days more often than not linked to Ireland’s ubiquitous NGO complex, as well as well-funded activists heavily networked within the world of journalism, politics and the private sector.
The Burkean goes on to reveal that is has uncovered evidence of political corruption and conspiracies that starts at the level of student activism and works its way up “like a conveyor belt, to the NGO complex and the halls of the Oireachtas.”
“Over the coming weeks, The Burkean will be publishing a series of exclusive messages, audio and video recordings that give a hint of the sheer scale of this corruption,” the Burkean says. Included in these exposes will reportedly be information about illegal doxxing networks operated by far-left activists in academia.
“Antifascist activity should and must carry a degree of social stigma matching its maliciousness, and henceforth, in Ireland it will,” the report concludes. “What will be made public in the coming weeks is not some elaborate Soros funded conspiracy theory, but hard evidence of a clear nexus of people with one hand on the levers of power at every level of Irish life.”
Thanks for the promotion Alex, same with the CYM FB. pic.twitter.com/GRZ2oguyXG
— Irish Students Against Globalism (@IrishAntifa) March 6, 2020
Antifa activists were quick to proclaim that they “totally knew” about the honeypot from the beginning, but were quickly as exposed as naive in screenshots taken from the Irish Students Against Fascism account just days earlier.