The CANADALAND Guide To New Popular, Populist Political Media - 2019-01-06
A new wave of alternative political media operations has been growing in Canada over the last few years, and these sites and groups will be looking to sway voters in the lead-up to the federal election this fall.
One of the first prototypes for success was Rebel Media, a wildly popular far-right outlet and hyper-partisan political advocacy group that rose from the ashes of Sun News Network's early-2015 implosion. Despite highly publicized setbacks, The Rebel still boasts over a million monthly visitors to its website, according to SimilarWeb estimates, and racks up several million views on its YouTube videos each month.
But several other Canadian political media startups — although not nearly as incendiary or as big as The Rebel — have also grown popular online in very short order, largely flying under the radar of the mainstream media's attention. Although we have covered a couple of these organizations in the past, we believe a one-stop guide would be a helpful resource for Canadians looking for background information on our country's rapidly evolving political media ecosystem.