Silicon Valley & # 39; s hate arbitrator, the Southern Poverty Law Center, has fired co-founder Morris Dees and scrubbed his biography off their website, according to Montgomery advertiser.
The 82-year-old Dees was a co-founder of the Montgomery-based organization in 1971.
Richard Cohen, chairman of the SPLC, said Dees's resignation was effective from Wednesday, March 13.
"As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the behavior of our employees reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to bring to the world," Cohen said in an email statement to the Advertiser. "When one of us does not meet those standards, regardless of his or her role in the organization, we take it seriously and we must take appropriate action"
It is not known what Dees did to justify his resignation, but we assume it is pretty bad. When the Good Non Profit Dees approached by telephone, he said the issue was "a matter of staff".
ALREADY reporter Josh Moon tweeted on Thursday that the allegations relate to sexual harassment.
The SPLC yesterday fired Morris Dees and announced it today. Several sources have told me that the allegations of inappropriate behavior relate to sexual harassment incidents. Multiple incidents that have come to light after an initial recent allegation.
– Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) March 14, 2019
"Today we have announced a number of direct, concrete next steps that we are taking, including bringing in an external organization to make a comprehensive assessment of our internal climate and workplace practices, to ensure that our talented employees work in the environment they deserve – one in which all voices are heard and all employees are respected. "
A message with more comments was posted on Cohen's cell phone on Thursday afternoon and additional questions about Dees' termination were sent to the SPLC press department.
Dees & # 39; biography appeared on the SPLC website when the news of his termination on Thursday afternoon broke.
Dees was born in Montgomery and attended the Sidney Lanier High School and led a publisher of a direct sales book while attending the University of Alabama.
The lawyer, a Montgomery resident, has been a fixture in politics since the group's rise, although his organization has been criticized in the past. –Montgomery advertiser
As the Daily caller noted last year, the SPLC is widely used by Silicon Valley social media platforms to organize "hate speech."
Four of & # 39; the world's largest technology platforms collaborate with a left-wing non-profit organization that has many inaccuracies and regularly labels conservative organizations as & # 39; hate groups & # 39 ;.
Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter all collaborate with or consult the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) when checking their platforms on & # 39; hate speech & # 39; or & # 39; hate groups & # 39 ;, a survey by the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The SPLC is on a list of "external experts and organizations" that Facebook works with "to inform our policy on hate speech," said Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja in an interview to TheDCNF.
Of the four companies, Amazon gives the SPLC the most direct authority over its platform, TheDCNF thought.
While Facebook emphasizes its independence from the SPLC, Amazon does the opposite: the Jeff Bezos company grants the SPLC broad control over the Amazon Smile charity program and claims to remain unbiased.
"We are removing organizations that the SPLC considers ineligible," an Amazon spokeswoman told TheDCNF.
Amazon gives the SPLC that power "because we don't want to be prejudiced at all, "Said the spokeswoman, who could not say if Amazon considers the SPLC to be unbiased. – Daily caller
Apple has even pledged $ 1 million to the organization, while J.P. Morgan has given the group $ 500,000. "Companies such as Lyft and MGM Resorts work with the group, while Pfizer, Bank of America and Newman's Own each contributed more than $ 8,900 to the SPLC in recent years," according to PJ Media report.