Should Tech Conferences Blacklist Speakers Based on Politics?

Is it a good idea for technology conferences to remove or blacklist presenters based on politics?  Either the politics of the speaker or the politics (or perceived politics) of their employer?  This just happened — GitHub removed a CTO of a government agency, as a speaker at an upcoming GitHub conference, after some people expressed anger at the agency (ICE).  Put your personal politics aside for a moment… and let’s talk about the general idea of tech conferences taking these actions.

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