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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.