RT @aaomidi@twitter.com

So @SlackHQ@twitter.com decided to send me this email. No way to appeal this decision. No way to prove that I'm not living in Iran and not working with Iranians on slack. Nope. Just hello we're banning your account.

@stevenroose Yet another warning to never ever use a centralized network or service whether it's Slack, FartBook, GMail or Twitter.

@ericbuijs @stevenroose And also as a general principle I don't think people should be discriminated against arbitrarily based upon where they live or where they were born.

@bob @ericbuijs Sure, that's not the point, we all agree with that. But what can we expect from the USA..

Dirty politics. 

@stevenroose @bob About the US in a nutshell and in general. The best selling point of the US to the world is freedom. If this goes overboard as is currently the case the only things remaining are uber capitalism and dirty politics. This is giving other ideologies large opportunities to gain in popularity, internally and externally. Eventually this will lead to the destruction of our way of life. In short this is just the beginning.

@stevenroose This is concerning. However, there are better alternatives, like #matrix, #rocketchat and #mattermost. They all put *you* in control.

@stevenroose Not good - but that couldn't happen on decentralised/federated services - is there an alternative you can use? I'm personally quite positive about Slack, but I do think we need alternatives to centralised services with the power to just ban people with no comeback - Internet communications are essential for participating in contemporary society, after all and centralised services wield too much power.

@dominicduffin1 At work we use Rocket. I'd personally prefer to see ConverseJS () become a good alternative to Slack.

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