Slacks Permanently Suspended Libs of TikTok
According to a tweet published by Babylon Bee’s CEO Seth Dillon on February 25, 2023 Slack permanently banned Libs of TikTok for violating its Acceptable Use Policy.
Slack is owned by Salesforce. It’s an internal communications tool that companies use so that employees communicate amongst each other.
LibsofTikTok is a right-wing account that republishes videos predominantly coming from left-wing TikTok accounts in an effort to expose the latest lunacy coming from the Left.
“@SlackHQ has permanently suspended @libsoftiktok,” Dillon stated. “If your business is defending kids, Slack doesn’t want your money.”
Slack’s account suspension notice said the following:
We are writing to let you know that we have suspended your workspace, lott-chat.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.
Slack did not specify how Libs of TikTok violated its policy. The Acceptable Use Policy stated: “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.”
As a response to Dillon’s tweet, Salesforce stated: “Hello Seth! Salesforce/Slack team is looking into this issue.”
However, the company only deleted the tweet as opposed to bringing back the account.
Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor is an enthusiastic booster of censorship practices against individuals and entities that are ostensibly right wing. This Slack censorship effort shows the fanatic lengths these companies will go to police individual behavior. It’s one thing when a social media platform punishes right-wing discourse, but it’s another when an internal communications tool takes on this mantle.
Taylor explained why Slack must now go political in its behavior:
Since the events of the 6th [January 6th], I think one of the things that really impacts Salesforce is the national conversation about the role of technology in inciting that mob, disseminating misinformation and fomenting extremism.
We’ve engaged with the RNC to communicate that no messages on behalf of President Trump and no messages questioning the validity or integrity of the election are allowed on our platform under the guidelines that they may incite violence.
Everything is political nowadays. Even companies that are supposed to only focus on providing quality services are jumping in the fray. The Right must pick up on this and stop pedastalizing the private sector. Any serious political movement should be willing to dish out massive punishment against actors — be they private or public — who act out of line. It’s the only way cultural leftist degenerates — who are clearly interested in attaining hegemony — will be stopped in their tracks. Anything that falls short of that will just allow the Left to easily cruise back into power.