Bestgore.com

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Bestgore.com
Bestgore.com-LOGO.jpg
URLwww.bestgore.com
Type of siteShock site
RegistrationOptional
Available language(s)English
Users15 million page views per month[1]
OwnerMark Marek
Created byMark Marek and contributors
RevenueAdvertising
Current statusActive
 
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Bestgore.com
Bestgore.com-LOGO.jpg
URLwww.bestgore.com
Type of siteShock site
RegistrationOptional
Available language(s)English
Users15 million page views per month[1]
OwnerMark Marek
Created byMark Marek and contributors
RevenueAdvertising
Current statusActive

Bestgore.com is an Edmonton, Alberta based shock site owned by Mark Marek,[2] which claims to provide reality news, host photos and videos.

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2012 controversy

In June 2012 the website was criticised for the inclusion of the graphic video titled "1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick" that depicts the alleged murder of Lin Jun by Luka Magnotta. Marek had initially refused requests to remove the video, later removing the video "under [his] own terms".[3] Gil Zvulony, a Toronto based lawyer specializing in Internet law, stated that the evidence supports the laying of obscenity charges against Bestgore.com, stating "There's no real crime where there's no knowledge, but once they got notice of that and they allowed it to stay on there, that's where a crime was committed in my view."[3] The Globe and Mail questioned why people would "[want] to see that stuff", with Psychology of Violence editor Sherry Hamby stating "[This] sort of thing has been going on for centuries, if not millennia ... We rubberneck at accident scenes; they never had any trouble filling the Roman Colosseum."[4]

In June it was reported that the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal was investigating Bestgore.com[5] for charges of obscenity due to the posting of "1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick". The Toronto Sun claimed that charges were pending on site owner Mark Marek,[6] which Marek denied.[7]

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