Slack removes more than two dozen accounts tied to hate groups

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Slack is giving the boot to users with ties to hate groups.

On Thursday, the messaging company announced that it had removed more than two dozen users that were affiliated with hate groups. In all, Slack banned 28 accounts.

“The use of Slack by hate groups runs counter to everything we believe in at Slack and is not welcome on our platform,” the company said in a statement.

Last week, the online media collective Unicorn Riot published leaked Slack messages that revealed white nationalist group Identity Evropa was using the platform to organize events. Slack is traditionally used by businesses as an internal messenger and file-sharing tool. However, as leaked messages show, members of Identity Evropa preferred to use Slack over alternative sources, like Discord, for its localized event planning. There was also a growing distrust of Discord as a safe space for their private communications. Read more…

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