In 2015, we uncovered a series of Violent Dissident Republican (VDR) networks on Facebook, specifically linked to Republican Sinn Féin (RSF) and the 32 County Sovereignty Movement (32CSM). In order to avoid detection at the time, both groups were using profiles rather than official groups of pages to organise. See the infographic for full details.

These findings were first published in the Irish Times in April 2019: Dissident republicans operate ‘broad, unsophisticated online networks’.