An Internet service provider based in Richmond Hill is one of hundreds mirroring the controversial WikiLeaks website, which has come under fire for disclosing diplomatic documents.

David Gilbert, a technical worker for EI Catalyst Corp., responded to WikiLeaks’ call for mirrors on Sunday morning and set up the domain It’s one of about 1,300 sites, including nine in Canada, that has cloned the original website and taken on some of its traffic load.

“The Internet is no longer just a collection of computers and routers and fibres. The Internet also includes the people and so in this case, with WikiLeaks being under attack, the people responded,” Gilbert said.

WikiLeaks moved its website address to the Swiss last week after two American Internet providers ditched it and Paris tried to ban French servers from hosting its leaked information database.