The centrist US news and current affairs website, The Atlantic, features a prominent article by H.A. Hellyer, a security-analyst with the Royal United Services Institution, a conservative foreign policy group in Britain linked to the UK Armed Forces, where he describes the (Provisional) Irish Republican Army as a:
“…Catholic organization insofar as it used Catholic identity for political ends, cultivating a sense of Irish Catholic nationalism to fight for the ejection of the British from Northern Ireland and for political union with their Catholic brethren to the south. But the IRA was not trying to conquer the whole of the British Isles for Catholicism, nor to hasten the return of the Christian messiah and the end of the world.”
The controlled distribution of information is power. The controlled distribution of misinformation is even greater power. Just ask Trump and co.