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Europe's largest tech conference withdraws invitation to pro-Kremlin speakers after backlash

Europe's largest technology conference, Web Summit, sparked a raft of criticism in Ukraine when it invited pro-Russian speakers to its event in Lisbon in November.

Among Web Summit's controversial invitees were Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate, journalists at The Grayzone, a far-left news website known for its misleading reporting and sympathetic coverage of authoritarian regimes.

Another participant, American philosopher Noam Chomsky, has been criticized for justifying Russia's war in Ukraine and suggesting that Kyiv make concessions to Russia in order to "peacefully" end the war. 

Outraged Ukrainians sent an official letter to the Web Summit, signed by Ukraine's Embassy in Portugal, the Ministry of Digital Transformation, and the Ukrainian delegation to the conference.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Nov 18th, 2022 at 10:32:43 PM EST
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