Wikileaks Founder Assange Defends Milo Yiannopoulos: Liberals Celebrating Censorship

Yiannopoulos was dropped by publisher Simon & Schuster and disinvited from speaking at CPAC's annual gathering after video of him apparently defending pedophilia went viral on social media.

Milo Yiannopoulos.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange defened embattled senior Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos insisting he is facing "censorship" after being dropped by publisher Simon & Schuster and disinvited from speaking at CPAC's annual gathering (Conservative Political Action Committee).

"US 'liberals' today celebrate the censorship of right-wing UK provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos over teen sex quote," tweeted Assange Monday night.

 Assange has been receiving sanctuary in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, after seeking asylum there in his bid to avoid extradition to Sweden on a rape allegation.

Yiannopoulos has been under fire since a video clip was unearthed and went viral on social media of him saying relationships between older men and young boys can be beneficial. 

Yiannopoulos defefended himself against critics claiming he was advocating for pedophilia in a Facebook post Monday.

"I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim,” Yiannopoulos wrote. 

"I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors. I am horrified by pedophilia and I have devoted large portions of my career as a journalist to exposing child abusers. I've outed three of them, in fact -- three more than most of my critics."