The Rebel had a tough week with continued fallout from its controversial Charlottesville protest coverage, capped by the site temporarily losing its domain provider. In a post entitled “Stand With The Rebel,” Rebel Commander Ezra Levant isn’t going down without a fight, saying more management will be brought in to help run the business side of the site, while a managing editor will also be hired to focus on content. Levant is also vowing for more transparency in crowdfunding.
Google and Deezer are following Spotify’s lead and removing racist music from their sites. Spotify began removing racist content after Digital Music News published the names of 37 white supremacist bands on the platform. While Google isn’t actively reviewing its playlists, it says it will remove any YouTube or Google Play Music content reported by listeners, that violates its hate speech or incitement to commit violence policies.