The Claim:

  • Manus Carlisle (Policy and Press Officer for Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan) yesterday claimed that a profile picture of an Ireland First account was used “hundreds of times by the same person spreading nonsense” and that “the large growth of openly racist accounts on Irish twitter is just a handful of people.”
  • The post has nearly 37,000 views at time of print
  • He included a screenshot of a reverse image search on Google:
Archive of the post here.

The Facts:

  • A quick look at the profiles in the image search show they don’t have the profile picture in question. They showed up in search results because they replied to the user with the profile picture.
  • Manus seems to not understand how reverse image search works and how an API sends and retrieves data, as an X/Twitter user pointed out.

The Verdict:

Disinformation โŒ

None of the accounts Manus Carlisle referred to have the profile picture in question. His claim is totally incorrect.

Furthermore, his claim about the large growth of “racist” accounts being fake does not match opinion polling. Since Manus seems to think that border control is racist, and opinion polling shows that 75% of Irish people want immigration reduced, a surge of immigration-skepticism should be mirrored on X/Twitter (which has happened, organically).

More concerning is the fact that the Press Officer of a Green Party politician in the EU, who (like the Green Party and the EU) is weaponising the term “disinformation” to censor speech in Ireland, would willingly slander political opponents (or not understand how the internet works) shows how all the talk from the establishment about “fake news” is merely a ploy to silence normal Irish people.

Too much to ask, indeed ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Posted by The Burkean


  1. Declan Hayes 18/01/2024 at 1:02 pm

    Fact checking is a growth industry and the Greens are to be congratulated for building their financial parachute ahead of the next elections when they will lose their grip over Irish society. As Mr Carlisle, per your account, doesn’t seem to have a clue, he is eminently qualified as a fact checker.


  2. El Tio Rico 18/01/2024 at 6:06 pm

    Anyone that doesn’t want to live in the Third World is rayciss and anyone that doesn’t want to schlep “incompatibles” from the Third World to the Emerald Isle (in contrast to Hillbilly Klingon’s deplorables) is also rayciss. What the virtue signalling clowns, mean greenies and aunty fa hoodlums and drug-addled thugs owned by the cardboard cut out Nazi from Hollyweird Central Casting, Mr Davo$ Schwab, simply want is to recreate the multi kulti slum madhouse that is to be found in every ghetto across $lumville USSA, that paradise of tolerance and brother lee love that proves that mixing mutts and destroying the ethnic and cultural gene pool is indeed the path to one world idiocracy and control by the elitist trash that imagine they have some Satanic right to decide the destiny of all of humanity. Be rayciss, be intolerant if that’s what you want. It is your right and if you let them control your thoughts and prejudices then you might as well just line up already and let the demons pump you with their next covaid$ death squirt.

    “Once the herd accepts mandatory forcible vaccination, it’s game over! They will accept anything — forcible blood or organ donation — for the “greater good.” We can genetically modify children and sterilize them — for the “greater good.” Control sheep minds and you control the herd. Vaccine makers stand to make billions, and many of you in this room today are investors. It’s a big win-win! We thin out the herd and the herd pays us for providing extermination services.”
    Quote attributed to “Doctor” Hank Kissinger, now at his $atanic Majesty’s disposal in the hot place due to the millions of innocent people murdered on the old ZionaZi’s watch as brain of the crime family in Washing town.


  3. Ivaus@thetricolour 18/01/2024 at 10:53 pm

    …and it has not gone unoticed how many (voices ) have crawled from the
    Floorboards,inspired by the protection since so called hatespeech media hit
    our towns,…useless pathetic puppetry of a treasonous house of rabble scum.


  4. Thank you for clarification on this matter. Had you not chased it up, it would have gone unchecked.


  5. Daniel BUCKLEY 22/01/2024 at 3:35 pm

    The most powerful weapon of control of a Regime is the Media. whether TV. Radio. or print, supported by its Fake fact-checkers.
    The demise of RTE credibility, with its death rattle scenes exhibited in the Enquiry into the Tubridy off- books payments, was a turning point in the fortunes of the Regime. It has been all downhilll since.
    It was noticeable also that there was a slithering out under the door, without Media comment. of Rory Coveney, Director Strategy @ RTE and brother of Simon Coveny,FG, TD.
    The Regime has โ€˜lost the roomโ€™ when it comes to propagandising the Irish People. The People have awoken to the reality of the war to destroy the Nation by Mass Plantation Migration by undocumented unvetted, military aged men and economic migrants ,many with Fake Ukrainian passports, and others posing as โ€˜refugeeโ€™ from safe countries.
    The surreptious war began in the mid 90โ€™s, and no opportunity was missed to flood Ireland with those fleeing US/NATO Imperial wars from Syria,Afghanistan Libya,and soon Palestinian refugees will be the Zionists payback revenge on Ireland.
    The Plantation.ethnic cleansing agenda has become visible in recent years as Irelands infrastructure of Health, Housing ,Education , has been overburdened, and our young graduates fleeing abroad, 21,000 alone to Ausralia ,evidenced by Via applications in 2023.
    With a Regime monopoly of Media it is a simple matter to manipulate opinion and manage perception,without fear of opposition.
    The Baurkean and Gript is now a thorn in the Regime Propaganda balloon and has pricked and deflated its fantastical tales of the wonders of multiculturism,diversity ,equity and inclusion.
    The Irish Media has had a clear run with its agenda of deception,demonisation, untruths,omissions and suppression, and taken advantage of the trust ,naivety ,gullibility ,tolerance and charity of the People of Ireland.
    Irelands Regime is at war with the People ,it is a different kind of war, a war of displacement and demographics,and aided by the tragedy of abortion, and a birthrate below replacement. Nicolo Machiavelli and Sun Tsu described this type of war centuries ago
    โ€˜It is easier to win a war by deception, than by Forceโ€™
    The loss of Media control and trust has forced the Regime to resort to force as has been seen in Roscrea in recent days, by the brutality of the Gardai.
    A Regime that resorts to violence on its Citizens ,has no lefitimacy and must go forthwith..


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