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Europe’s Web Summit Withdraws Invitation to the Grayzone Website

  • Web Summit said it received backlash about posts on Ukraine
  • Tech show said it will approach the issue with ‘greater care’
Lisbon Web Summit 2017
Photographer: Daniel Rodrigues/Bloomberg

Web Summit, the largest technology conference in Europe, has withdrawn an invitation for speakers from the Grayzone, after a backlash against the website’s anti-Ukrainian government narratives. 

In a series of tweets, the Web Summit, which is expecting more than 70,000 attendees at its conference in Lisbon next week, said late Wednesday that they had rescinded their invitation from the Grayzone following controversy over their presence on the schedule.