On Wednesday, Ezra Levant, founder of The Rebel website that features conservative hosts and contributors like Kurt Schlichter, Katie Hopkins, John Cardillo, Sebastian Gorka and more, found that Facebook had presented him with not much of a choice: he could unpublish the Facebook page and scour it for community standards violations or remain suspended.

The Star reported in February that, “as Canadian political parties prepare for the 2019 federal election … Trudeau suggested Ottawa could intervene if Facebook doesn’t adequately address the issues” of “fake news” that some people still blame for swinging the 2016 election to Trump.

No problem; just re-read all 10,000 posts while keeping Facebook’s community guidelines in line, remove the bad one, and then republish.

As it turns out, the suspension was temporary:

Whatever you think of The Rebel’s content, it really is scary to think how social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are going to “fix” all of the so-called problems of “fake news” and “hate speech” that allegedly left Hillary selling copies of “What Happened” in an aisle at Costco.

Gab saw an opportunity and jumped in:


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