But then media giants like Facebook, Google, ABC and Fox went after his businesses, refusing his ads, pulling his Super Bowl commercials and even blocking Facebook messages containing "Ashley "Biderman and his wife, who have two young children and live in Biderman's hometown of Toronto, believe they have been unfairly vilified (the story described Biderman as "possibly evil").
Now they are done biting their tongues: They are sick of people making assumptions about their personal sex life, they are sick of getting hate mail, and they are especially worried about what they see as a growing censorship crisis in the U. "People think that if they eradicate Ashley Madison, they'll eradicate infidelity," Biderman says.
"Companies like Google and Microsoft are playing Big Brother and they're not telling you what you're doing.
It's almost like, if Noel touched it, they censor it."It started at the company's inception in 2002: TV networks balked at his business concept when Biderman tried to buy ad spots.
Still, Ashley Madison ads were permitted opposite programs like Jerry Springer and on ESPN.
Then in 2007, Microsoft's stopped letting Ashley Madison advertise and buy keywords, which it had done since 2002.