The announcement by an online conservative publication in Ireland is going to be a lot to live up to. But The Burkean promises it has collected the receipts that will prove something that goes beyond anti-conservative bias into the realm of a conspiracy. It all started when the publication, which was created by conservative university students, set up a fake Antifa account last year:
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.
A look at the account in question shows that it has indeed been promising a big reveal: