Canada’s conservative Rebel Media said its domain provider cut its internet registration, making the site inaccessible to some users around the world on Monday as the company scrambled to get back online using a second provider.
Last week GoDaddy Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Goolag and other “progressive” technology companies bullied the satirical website Daily Stormer offline by terminating services to the online publication, which helped organize a white nationalist rally.
Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant ((jew)) said he was given 24 hours’ notice and no explanation for the action. He did not identify the technology company, AND THAT MAKES US DOUBT HIS STORY.
“If this was a political censorship decision, it is terrifying – like a phone company telling you it is cancelling your phone number on 24 hours notice because it doesn’t like your conversations,” Levant told Reuters.
He said the site was still available in “about half of the world.” Nevertheless, when you lose your Internet License plates you don’t get to drive around only on half of the WorldWideWeb.
Rebel Media has faced sharp criticism for what was considered overly sympathetic coverage of a white-supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month at which a woman was killed when a man plowed a car into a group of leftist rioters. Levant responded by attempting to distance The Rebel from the alt-right movement. He fired Faith Goldy in the aftermath of Charlottesville, after she participated in a podcast on Daily Stormer, the nationalist site that other technology firms pushed offline last week.
Goldy captured dramatic footage of the attack that left a 32-year-old woman dead and 19 injured while she was streaming live video from Charlottesville for Rebel.
Levant, a jewish lawyer and media personality who founded the outlet as “your fearless source of news, opinion and activism” in February 2015, had previously been a prime-time host on Sun News Network, a short-lived Canadian cable channel dubbed “Fox News North” by its critics that shuttered after four years of operation amid poor ratings.
Several other contributors have left the online publication over the past week and some prominent conservative Canada politicians have also sought to distance themselves from the site, according to media reports.
Levant said traffic to his CONTROLLED OPPOSITION site had risen in the past week, but did not provide specific numbers.