The business messaging app Slack has permanently suspended the account for Libs of TikTok.
According to Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon, who broke the story last night, “@SlackHQ has permently suspended @libsoftiktok” he tweeted. “If your business is defending kids, Slack doesn’t want your money.”
Dillon posted to his tweet a screenshot provided to him which show’s Slack’s message notifying Libs of TikTok of their decision.
According to Slack in the email, “We are writing to let you know that we have suspended your workspace, Lott-chat.slack.com, for violations of our Acceptable Use Policy… As highlighted in Slack’s Acceptable Use Policy, Slack may exercise its right to suspend or terminate your access.”
.@SlackHQ has permanently suspended @libsoftiktok. If your business is defending kids, Slack doesn’t want your money. pic.twitter.com/a0vWNF0ew0
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) February 25, 2023
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What Triggered This?
According to the Babylon Bee’s non-satire sister site NotTheBee.com, the specific policy which Slack says Libs of TikTok broke was a section which states:
“If we believe a violation of the policy is deliberate, repeated or presents a credible risk of harm to other users, our customers, the Services or any third parties, we may suspend or terminate your access.”
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Some conservatives such as Not The Bee reporter Daniel Payne wrote, “How much do you want to bet that the ‘violation of the policy’ is that Slack’s woke staff were just bothered by how popular and successful LOTT has become?”
Seth Dillon confirmed that he had been contacted by Slack owner Salesforce after questioning why the suspension occurred, to which he was told their customer success team would be “looking into this issue.”
“After I tweeted that @SlackHQ had suspended Libs of TikTok, I got a reply from @asksalesforce saying they were looking into it.” Tweeted Dillon. “Sounded like they might do the right thing. But instead of reinstating the account, they deleted this tweet.”
After I tweeted that @SlackHQ had suspended Libs of TikTok, I got a reply from @asksalesforce saying they were looking into it. Sounded like they might do the right thing. But instead of reinstating the account, they deleted this tweet. pic.twitter.com/IJzQ1K2rh7
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) February 26, 2023
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Leftists Rejoice Over Obvious Censorship
This isn’t the first time Libs of TikTok has been hit by Big Tech. Last year they were removed from Twitter for “hateful conduct” but that was reversed when Twitter was acquired by billionaire Elon Musk.
Now, liberals are rejoicing at seeing another popular conservative outlet taken down, such as left-wing streamer Brian Krassenstein.
BREAKING: Slack has just banned the account of the hateful, misleading Libs of Tiktok. While right wing users are losing their minds because a private company exercised their right to remove an account of a customer who broke their terms of service, I’m happy to say that we… https://t.co/LX4Py1QuhM
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) February 25, 2023
“Slack has just banned the account of the hateful, misleading Libs of Tiktok,” tweeted Krassenstein. “While right wing users are losing their minds because a private company exercised their right to remove an account of a customer who broke their terms of service, I’m happy to say that we live in a free society under a Constitution which protects companies from being forced to keep disgusting individuals from their platforms.”
It feels like only yesterday that liberals were calling private companies owned by people like Elon Musk ‘threats to democracy‘ but that tune must have changed.
Former ESPN commentator Keith Olbermann also chimed in to celebrate the suspension when responding to one Twitter user who claimed the decision was politically motivated.
“It ain’t politics, Good. It’s terrorizing the innocent,” responded Olbermann.
It ain’t politics, Goob. It’s terrorizing the innocent
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 25, 2023
If the recent findings regarding intentional censorship of conservative figures and outlets by Facebook, Google, and Twitter have shown anything, it’s that if a popular conservative site goes down without explanation, usually there is more to the story than what they let on.
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