Rebel Media files defamation suit against PressProgress in Alberta - 2019-09-19
EDMONTON—A spat between two politically opposed news websites in Alberta has landed in court, as Rebel Media claims PressProgress defamed it in an article that alleged one of its reporters was getting foreign funding from "an anti-Muslim billionaire."
Rebel Media is seeking $600,000 in damages and the retraction of an article that singles out Alberta-based Rebel Media reporter Keean Bexte, according to an amended statement of claim filed in Calgary Court of Queen's Bench on Aug. 30.
Rebel Media says the PressProgress article falsely stated that Bexte received funding from the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC). PressProgress wrote that the centre has been described as a key think tank responsible for orchestrating anti-Islam discourse in the United States, citing the Center for American Progress.