They threatened Pierre Poilievre’s wife. What is Diagolon?
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Guest: Alex Ballingall, politics reporter

Conservative party leader Pierre Poilievre has sent a strongly worded message denouncing the online group Diagolon after a clip emerged of de factor leader Jeremy Mackenzie threatening to sexually assault Poilievre’s wife, Anaida. It is the latest bit of news about the loose knit, online organization that espouses beliefs like white supremacy, antisemitism and conspiracy theories. The group has also been tied to some weapon-related incidents, while those involved tend to chalk up their views as a part of their humour or satire. How seriously should we take Diagolon?

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

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