How long does it take for a liberal tech company to drop a lefty hate group?
The Daily Caller News Foundation reported that the scandal riddled SPLC is no longer a member of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council. An anonymous source from Twitter informed the DCNF that “The SPLC is not a member of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council or a partner the company has worked with recently.”
The SPLC has been rocked with scandals ranging from the firing of its co-founder Morris Dees amid rumors of “racism” and “sexual harassment” to accusations of scamming its donors.
Around two dozen SPLC employees signed a letter to the leadership expressing their concern over “allegations of mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism” against the co-founder. Former SPLC staffer Bob Moser slammed the organization as a “highly profitable scam” that “never lived up to the values it espoused,” saying that it was “ripping off donors” while hypocritically hiding its own racism and sexual misconduct problems.
SPLC was once a highly regarded liberal watchdog whose accusations of bigotry could deplatform people and discredit organizations. Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Amazon each consulted the SPLC for advice on handling “hate speech” and related issues. Its ability to name and shame people and organizations they accused of hate was so effective that, as Politico summarized, “Groups slapped with [those labels] have lost funding, been targeted by activists and generally been banished from mainstream legitimacy.”
NewsBusters has previously reported that almost 50 conservative groups and leaders in 2017 united to demand media outlets cut ties with the SPLC, noting that its “Hate Map” and nefarious labeling system have inspired political violence. An attempted mass shooting in 2012 at the Family Research Council’s D.C. office was committed by gay activist Floyd Lee Corkins, motivated by the SPLC’s “Hate Map.”
According to a 2018 DCNF report, Twitter listed the SPLC as a “safety partner” working to combat “hateful conduct and harassment,” and was a member of their “Trust and Safety Council.”
But even Twitter’s orwellian Trust and Safety Council has recently distanced itself from the discredited organization, no longer listing it as a partner on their website.
The other three major tech platforms: Amazon, Google and Facebook have not responded to The DCNF’s inquiries as to why they still associate with the disgraced organization.