Who is Brian Patrick Byrne?

Brian Patrick Byrne is a journalist and video producer who reports on politics, culture, technology, and how these intersect. He is originally from Ireland but now lives and works as a freelance reporter in New York City.

Brian has written for national outlets including The Daily Beast, The Daily Dot, and Vocativ. His original reporting has been picked up by several leading news organizations, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Politico, Slate, Cosmopolitan, Salon, and others.

If you'd like to get in touch with Brian, the best thing to do is email him at brianbyrneirl@gmail.com.

Select Reporting

___The Daily Beast___

GoDaddy Deleted Racism Ban After It Was Caught Providing Service to Nazi Site

GoDaddy Deleted Racism Ban After It Was Caught Providing Service to Nazi Site

After a Daily Beast story showed GoDaddy was providing a privacy service to The Daily Stormer, GoDaddy quietly removed its anti-racism language from its terms of service.

Trump's Favorite Twitter Pollster Is a Renamed Pizzagate Conspiracy Peddler

Trump's Favorite Twitter Pollster Is a Renamed Pizzagate Conspiracy Peddler

The president retweeted a Twitter pollster Thursday. Last month, that pollster was the far-right meme account Truth Bombers, pushing conspiracies about murder and child sex rings.

New Trump Hire Anthony Scaramucci Deletes Tweets Bashing Trump, Leaves Up Pro-Hillary Tweets

New Trump Hire Anthony Scaramucci Deletes Tweets Bashing Trump, Leaves Up Pro-Hillary Tweets

"I hope she runs [in 2016], she is incredibly competent," he tweeted in April 2012, adding she was "the real deal."

Neo-Nazi Sites Aren’t 'Morally Offensive,' Web Giant GoDaddy Says

Neo-Nazi Sites Aren't 'Morally Offensive,' Web Giant GoDaddy Says

GoDaddy has defended its decision to provide a privacy service - designed to shield contact information from the public - to The Daily Stormer, AltRight.com, and several other white-nationalist and neo-Nazi sites.

___The Daily Dot___

Behind Roger Stone's unlikely, weed-fueled friendship with Smash Mouth

Behind Roger Stone's unlikely, weed-fueled friendship with Smash Mouth

Roger Stone, the controversial Republican political lobbyist with a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back, and Smash Mouth, the eminently likable Millennium rock band that's synonymous with Shrek, come from very different worlds-nay, universes.

Trump uses Canadian company to sell 'Made in America' merchandise

Trump uses Canadian company to sell 'Made in America' merchandise

The Trump administration this month honored U.S. companies as part of "Made in America" week - but one key component was decidedly un-American.

___Vocativ___

Bug Chasing Online: Where Men Still Seek Out HIV

Bug Chasing Online: Where Men Still Seek Out HIV

"Bug chasing guys get my attraction," writes a Twitter user with the handle Arab Poz Guy, "because they crave what I have." What he has is HIV.

Bloated But Loaded: Is A Competitive Eating Career Worth Stomaching?

Bloated But Loaded: Is A Competitive Eating Career Worth Stomaching?

Vocativ speaks to the world's top competitive eaters ahead of Nathan's Famous Fourth Of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday.

The Drudge Report Report: How Drudge Influenced 2015

The Drudge Report Report: How Drudge Influenced 2015

To better understand and document the continuing and significant influence of The Drudge Report and its founder, Matt Drudge, Vocativ analyzed a public archive of the site maintained independently by a third party and sifted through all of the 28,499 unique links featured on the site in 2015.

Hillary Clinton Spent $10 Million Trying To Recreate Obama's Success

Hillary Clinton Spent $10 Million Trying To Recreate Obama's Success

Vocativ's review of campaign filings related to all companies that Obama disbursed campaign money to during 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012 reveals Clinton spent nearly $10 million on the same companies between July and September. That's almost 40 percent of her overall spend that quarter.

Canadian Hackers Target Trump.com With Message To Jon Stewart

Canadian Hackers Target Trump.com With Message To Jon Stewart

Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen told Vocativ that he had not been aware of the attack. Presented with a link to the defaced page, Cohen was dismissive of its significance, and somewhat surprised that hackers had managed to breach the Trump.com defenses.

Select Videos

A 15-minute documentary about white nationalism in the age of Donald Trump. Shot, directed, and edited by Brian Patrick Byrne.

In this four minute interview with guitarist and producer James Labrosse, Brian talks to James about the anxiety he had to overcome in order to perform well on stage. Brian speaks to James in his home in Astoria, Queens, and later follows him to a gig in Harlem.

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