They threatened Pierre Poilievre’s wife. What is Diagolon?

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Guest: Alex Ballingall, political journalist

Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre sent a forceful message denouncing online group Diagolon after a clip of postman chief Jeremy MacKenzie emerged threatening to sexually assault Poilievre’s wife, Anaida. This is the latest news on the loose online organization that espouses beliefs such as white supremacy, anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories. The group has also been linked to some weapons-related incidents, while those involved tend to write their opinions as part of their humor or satire. How seriously should we take Diagolon?

This episode was produced by Brian Bradley, Paulo Marques and Raju Mudhar.

Raju Mudhar is co-host and producer of Star’s podcast team. He is based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @rajumudhar


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