Slack takes down 28 accounts tied to hate groups - CNET

Workplace chat company Slack said today it’s removed 28 accounts for having a “clear affiliation with known hate groups.” The announcement, posted as a message to its website this morning, is a rare admission from the company that its platform can and has been used as a way to organize hateful groups of users, some of which may in the future take real-world violent action. Slack competitor Discord has a history of taking similar action against such groups over the past few years, starting with the banning of servers promoting neo-Nazi ideologies in 2017. Numerous other online platforms have taken action against hate speech and groups that propagate and organize around it, including not just Discord, but Facebook, Google, GoDaddy,... Continue reading…

Slack takes down 28 accounts tied to hate groups - CNET

The company will update its terms of service to reflect its policy on illegal and harmful activity.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Slack removed 28 accounts with ties to hate groups

Today, Slack removed 28 accounts because of their "clear affiliation with known hate groups." The news comes shortly after the media organization Unicorn Riot leaked Slack ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Engadget

Slack removes 28 accounts linked to hate groups

Today in a short blog post, Slack announced that it had removed 28 accounts with a “clear affiliation with known hate groups.” Few details were provided about the accounts or how ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from TechCrunch

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