HOW THE MYTH OF THE ‘IRISH SLAVES’ BECAME A FAVOURITE MEME OF RACISTS ONLINE

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Debunking the racist myth of “Irish slaves”

Propaganda is cheap to produce on the web. And a purposeful lie in an age of “viral content” not only can race around the world in a day but resurface time and time again with surprising resiliency.

Such is the case with the myth of “Irish slaves,” an ahistorical reimagining of real events weaponized by racists and conspiracy theorists before the Web and now reaching vast new audiences online.

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SOURCE: Southern Poverty Law Center

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