Slack says it removed dozens of accounts affiliated with hate groups

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,…

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