Katie Hopkins joins right-wing Canadian website The Rebel Media after exiting the Mail Online

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Katie Hopkins has joined right-wing Canadian website The Rebel Media: Getty Images for Politicon

Controversial columnist Katie Hopkins has joined right-wing Canadian website The Rebel Media after exiting her post at the Mail Online.

Ms Hopkins will write a regular column as well as posting video commentaries and filing investigative reports through a new website called Hopkins World.

Tommy Robinson, founder of the English Defence League, is also a contributor to the site, where he writes regular anti-Muslim columns.

In her first column, she wrote: "The aim of Hopkins World is to tell the stories not being told.

"And to help your voice be heard at a time when too many of us feel the list of things we can't say is longer than the list of things we can.

"When so many platforms are under the control of the Saudis, tied to fickle commercial advertisers or beholden to special interests and religious lobbyists, it is a real thrill to find a place for us to speak without censorship.

"If you hear yourself saying: 'I'm not supposed to say this, but ... ' then I am here to reassure you that you are. Your views matter. You matter."

After leaving the Mail Online, it emerged the site had paid substantial damages and legal costs to a teacher whom Ms Hopkins falsely claimed had taken her students to an anti-Trump rally.

In May last year, Hopkins also left her job at broadcaster LBC.

The radio station declined to comment on her departure but it came in the wake of her tweet calling for a "final solution" following the Manchester Arena bombing that left 22 people dead.

The wording echoed the Nazi term for the eradication of Jews in concentration camps during the Second World War.

She later deleted the tweet and re-posted it with the words "true solution".

The Rebel Media was founded by Canadian broadcasters and political activist Ezra Levant.