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Gemma O'Doherty

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Gemma O'Doherty is an Irish conspiracy theorist, anti-vaxer, racist and moron. She's been banned from YouTube for hate speech. After her ban, she protested outside Google in Dublin trying to get her channel reinstated. Google took no notice, but she did piss off the residents in the area[1]. She now thinks that the coronavirus is a cover for people getting sick from 5G, and she goes around Dublin filming what she calls 5G masts, and staging protests against high-speed internet access.[2]

The Ryans[edit]

In 2019, the LidlWikipedia supermarket chain ran an advertising campaign across Ireland featuring real Irish families (i.e. not actors) and showing how much money they save by shopping at Lidl. One of these families, the Ryans — a mixed-race family from County Meath — was featured on billboards across the country. On seeing the advertisement, O'Doherty immediately took to Twitter with this nonsense:

German dump @lidl_ireland gaslighting the Irish people with their multicultural version of ‘The Ryans’. Kidding no-one! Resist the Great Replacement wherever you can by giving this kip a wide berth.[3]

Twitter later removed the offending tweet but did not ban O'Doherty.[4]

Choose me, choose me![edit]

O'Doherty as well as being a conspiracy theorist, is also a wannabe politician. In 2018, she tried her hand to go for the position of president on an "anti-corruption" ticket, despite the president not having anything to do with corruption and is essentially a figurehead. Her campaign was based on the conspiracy theory that the government was compliant on the murder of the celebrated investigative journalist Veronica GuerinWikipedia. This made the Guerin family very angry and say they want nothing to do with O'Doherty. [5] Nevertheless, she failed to get enough support for her candidacy, by only getting backing of one county instead of the minimum four, namely the rural Midlands county of Laois. [6]

O'Doherty has continued trying to be a politician in both Dáil [parliamentary] and European elections, usually based in Fingal area of the Dublin Region. This is done under the banner of her political movement "Anti-Corruption Ireland". [7] Which ironically has very little to do with corruption and just codifies her conspiracy theories. Despite Ireland having an electoral system which is more favourable to independent politicians, she has failed every time to win against more mainstream candidates.

High Court action[edit]

During the COVID-19 pandemic Gemma O’Doherty brought a High Court challenge against the Irish government with John Waters, aimed at striking down the emergency coronavirus laws.[8] A judge ruled against their application for judicial review and ordered that they pay legal costs.[9]

Twitter Ban[edit]

As of Friday, July 31st, 2020, O'Doherty's Twitter account has been permanently banned due to "...repeated violations of the Twitter rules." [10] According to Twitter, these violations included violations of its abusive behavior and sensitivity media policies (read as: "She was just being such a massive cunt, we had to do something to shut her up" [citation NOT needed]).

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