WikiLeaks’s Assange: Yiannopoulos is facing ‘censorship’

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos is facing “censorship” amid controversy over a video in which the far-right provocateur appeared to defend pedophilia.

“US ‘liberals’ today celebrate the censorship of right-wing UK provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos over teen sex quote,” Assange tweeted Monday night.

Yiannopoulos has been facing backlash since a video clip gained traction on social media in which he says relationships between older men and young boys can be beneficial. In the clip, he also mentions his own sexual abuse.

{mosads}The Conservative Political Action Conference rescinded its invitation Monday for Yiannopoulos to speak at its event.

Employees from Breitbart News, where Yiannopoulos works, are reportedly prepared to leave if the company doesn’t take action.

And Simon & Schuster is canceling the publication of Yiannopoulos’s book, “Dangerous.”

In a Facebook post Monday, Yiannopoulos denounced the claims that he was advocating for pedophilia.

“I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim,” Yiannopoulos wrote. 

“I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors. I am horrified by pedophilia and I have devoted large portions of my career as a journalist to exposing child abusers. I’ve outed three of them, in fact — three more than most of my critics.”

The government of Ecuador granted Assange asylum in 2012. Since then, he has been living inside the government’s embassy in London.

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