‘We are being intimidated and silenced: Slack bans conservative immigration group

There are no greater allies to the revolutionary leftists who are on a mission to permanently transform America into an authoritarian socialist utopia than the tech industry which has engaged in a chilling campaign of censorship that has run roughshod over free speech.

The latest victim of the ongoing purge of voices that dissent from the establishment narrative is the conservative group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) which opposes the open borders policies of President Joe Biden and his regime. The organization was banned from Slack, the popular workplace messaging platform which accused it of being “affiliated with a known hate group,” a violation of its terms of service.

In the news which was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, FAIR which on its website identifies itself as “fighting to restore common sense border controls and an immigration policy that works for America and the future of all Americans,” was informed of Slack’s ban on Wednesday due to infractions specified under the “Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy,” an excuse that is often used by social media platforms to justify censorship.

(Image: Screengrab/Washington Free Beacon)

A Slack spokesperson said in a statement reported by Fox News that using the platform “to encourage or incite hatred or violence against groups or individuals violates our Acceptable Use Policy and Terms of Service, and is antithetical to our values and the very purpose of Slack.”

“When we learn of an organization using Slack for illegal, harmful or other prohibited purposes, we conduct an investigation and take appropriate action in accordance with our policy,” the spokesperson said. “We suspended the account in question, which is affiliated with a known hate group, after determining that it violated our policy. The use of Slack by hate groups runs counter to everything we believe in at Slack and is not welcome on our platform.”

FAIR President Dan Stein discussed Slack’s censorship with Fox News Digital, denying that the nation’s largest immigration reform advocacy organization is a “hate group” which it has been accused of being.

“FAIR is a mainstream organization by historical standards. Basically, we want border security, border control, stop illegal immigration,” he told the outlet. “And we’re not anti-immigrant. We love immigrants, but we want it to be moderated and a reasonably enforceable limit annually. Is this rocket science?”

Stein has already sent a letter to Slack requesting that the company “preserve all internal communications involving this decision in anticipation of probable litigation.”

“We have been a fully compliant partner with you for over six years, and have never had any issue before that I am aware of. We have always paid on time, and have used the platform solely for its lawful and permitted uses,” wrote Stein who in the letter identified himself as a licensed attorney-at-law.

He told Fox News Digital that he believes that “the move was in part motivated by noises coming out of the federal government,” which has engaged in a jihad against “disinformation” – a loosely defined term that could include any critics of the policies of the Biden regime.

“Everyone needs to be aware that what we’re going to see between now and November is a systematic censoring of alternative and dissenting voices under the pretext of various kinds of disinformation claims,” Stein said.

“This country is under a very dark cloud of tyranny right now,” he added, expressing concern about the administration’s use of the “public-private partnership” by empowering Big Tech to do its dirty work.

“We are being intimidated and silenced and shut down routinely without a second thought by these big tech billionaires who keep buying up alternative tech platforms and then shutting down voices they don’t like,” he said.

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