Krilivsky said he doesn’t have any connection to right-wing extremist groups, doesn’t support their aims and doesn’t want to sell their goods. “I don’t even know what half this stuff is,” he insisted.
After receiving notice about the offending material from Shopify, he said, RageOn introduced auto-detect software and assigned two employees to police the site, but problematic material still found its way online.
Among the items flagged by Shopify was a fire-breathing unicorn with a swastika on its forearm and a monocled, cigar-smoking cat on its back. Other items included a Proud Boys flag and a QAnon balloon.
Launched in 2013, RageOn is an online marketplace where people design and sell T-shirts, sweaters and other apparel using technology that allows the selected images to cover the full surface of each garment.
Krilivsky said he was an early adopter of Shopify’s platform, invested in the e-commerce company and brought it new clients. Five years ago, Krilivsky was profiled by Shopify in an entrepreneur case study.
Earlier this week, Ontario Superior Court Justice Peter Cavanagh denied RageOn’s request for an injunction that would have forced Shopify to restore the company’s e-commerce platform.
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