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Slack permanently suspends Libs of TikTok, Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon reports
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Slack permanently suspends Libs of TikTok, Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon reports

Slack has permanently suspended Libs of TikTok, Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon reported early Saturday morning.

"@SlackHQ has permanently suspended @libsoftiktok," Seth Dillon posted at 1:16 a.m. Saturday morning.

"If your business is defending kids, Slack doesn’t want your money," Babylon Bee's CEO added, appending a screenshot of Slack's notification of the suspension.

Dillon's non-satire site, Not The Bee, also confirmed the news.

"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?" Not The Bee author Daniel Payne wrote of the dust up.

"We are writing to let you know that we have suspended your workspace ... for violations of our Acceptable Use Policy," the screenshot Dillon posted says, in part.

"As highlighted in Slack's Acceptable Use Policy, Slack may exercise its right to suspend or terminate your access," the message also says.

The message Dillon posted goes on to say Slack refunded the "most recent" $75 monthly charge," and that they can provide a "copy of the data stored in your Slack instance" via electronic file transfer on request.

Salesforce's customer success account responded to Dillon, saying the team was "looking into this issue." Salesforce acquired Slack in June 2021.

Reaction on social media was swift.

"Insane," Christina Pushaw tweeted from her personal account. Pushaw served as rapid response director for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) during his campaign.

Political commentator Keith Olbermann suggested Raichik was a "domestic terrorist" who was "terrorizing the innocent."

Who is Libs of TikTok?

Chaya Raichik, who formerly posted anonymously as @LibsOfTikTok on Twitter, is a social media commentator, creator and author. She is best known for re-posting extremely controversial content that liberals originally post on the video-based social media platform called TikTok.

The Washington Post's Taylor Lorenz exposed Raichik's identity in April 2022. Lorenz and colleagues have since suggested Raichik is responsible for threats on children's hospitals.

Raichik has been a regular guest of Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight." In those interviews, Raichik discusses how she has been ruthlessly targeted by left-leaning outlets and media figures for her work exposing extremists who target children.

Raichik's most recent endeavor involves publishing a children's book called "No More Secrets: The Candy Cavern."

"I wanted to do the next step, which is to give parents and children a tool that they can use to actually be able to spot predatory behavior," Raichik told the New York Post Saturday about her picture book debut.

Raichik's aim with the book is to teach children "if there is a trusted adult or an authority who's telling you to keep secrets from your parents ... then that is a big red flag."

How is Seth Dillon and the Babylon Bee Involved?

After Lorenz revealed Raichik's identity, Dillon said he made a deal with her "that will turn her heroic, high-risk work into a career." Dillon is the CEO of satire site The Babylon Bee, a popular site among conservative readers. Though Dillon said he had not hired Raichik to work for the Bee, the pair worked out a suitable arrangement, according to The Wrap.

What is Slack?

Slack, now owned by Salesforce, is a platform used primarily for work-related communication. Slack describes its platform as a "digital-first ecosystem for work." It boasts millions of users across the world, including 77 of the Fortune 100.

Slack did not respond to TheBlaze's request for comment in time for publication.

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