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Paddy Cosgrave plays host to disinvited far left website at Lisbon dinner

The Grayzone has been accused by Ukrainians of pushing Russian propaganda about the invasion of Ukraine

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit co-founder and CEO. Picture: Web Summit

Representatives from a far-left news website who were disinvited from speaking at Web Summit following allegations that their outlet published Russian propaganda attended a dinner hosted by Paddy Cosgrave, the event’s CEO.

Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone’s editor, and journalist Aaron Mate were both in attendance at a dinner held in Lisbon on Wednesday which Cosgrave and others attended.

The dinner took place 24 hours after Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine, opened what is ...