Hi I'm Oli Dugmore, a British political journalist. I’ve made a documentary exploring the relationship between the alt-right and digital media, focusing on Caolan Robertson, who racked up 500,000,000 views on his videos. He’s now out of that and l...
Hi Reddit, I’m Oli Dugmore, I’m a journalist based in London, currently working as Head of News and Politics for JOE.co.uk.
We’ve released a documentary about Caolan Robertson, a filmmaker who previously worked with Alex Jones, Tommy Robinson, and a litany of alt-right figures. He says he’s left that behind and now works to counter their disinformation. He also claims that Tommy Robinson only espouses his ideas because it makes a profit. The film looks at how someone can be radicalised so quickly and if there’s any path to forgiveness. Tommy Robinson also swears at me for quite a long time, so that’s definitely worth a watch.
As a journalist I’ve interviewed the likes of Jeremy Corbyn and Peter Hitchens, reported on the ground for the US 2020 election, and produced the most-viewed video of the UK’s 2019 election (~60m views).
Ask me anything!
EDIT: Thanks for your questions, I enjoyed the discussion, I'm out of here. Message me on Twitter if there's something else you want to ask.