“The whole idea is that if you have the wrong views, if you’re conservative, if you’re concerned about Islamism, then you can’t do business,” Pipes told Shimshock. “And in the middle of our event, three people disrupted and tried to deplatform us while we’re talking about deplatforming.”
The MEF president said that each panelist had experienced deplatforming in the past, noting that former Rebel commentator Tommy Robinson got kicked off of Paypal, and Rebel Commander Ezra Levant had a cruise cancelled due to activist pressure.
Pipes claimed that a British Internet service provider (ISP) required visitors to Pipes’ website to enter their credit card number to confirm that they were over the age of 18. The MEF president suggested that this cut off traffic to his website, but that the issue was resolved after protesting:
“We keep reading about hotel chains, about banks and the like that simply are shutting people out without explanation, without any recourse, and we worry about our ability to do business.”