The Twitter overlords have spoken and decreed that satire website The Babylon Bee did commit “a violation” of the platform’s hate speech rules and therefore will remain locked out of their account until they bend the knee and admit wrongdoing.
As we covered earlier this week, CEO Seth Dillon appeared on on Tucker Carlson’s show to speak about the original suspension of the Babylon Bee by Twitter for for promoting a parody article about transgender Biden Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine being the “man of the year.”
Dillon provided an update Wednesday, noting that Twitter has denied an appeal to overturn the suspension:
Dillon followed up with a tongue in cheek reference to Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, declaring that she cannot define what a woman is because she is not a biologist:
Twitter not only doubled down, but also handed out yet more suspensions, with conservative commentator Charlie Kirk coming under the hammer for referring to the Levine ‘USA Today woman of the year’ issue.
Kirk wrote that “Richard Levine spent 54 years of his life as a man. He had a wife and family. He ‘transitioned’ to being a woman in 2011, Joe Biden appointed Levine to be a 4-Star Admiral, and now USA Today has named ‘Rachel’ Levine as a ‘Woman of the Year'[.] Where are the feminists??”
‘Dead naming’ Levine was a sure fire way of garnering a Twitter suspension for Kirk:
In response to the susp[ension, Kirk urged that Twitter’s actions “should terrify every American, even those who disagree with me,” adding “What they want is submission. They have become the enemy of the truth.”
As we noted yesterday, The Babylon Bee’s editor-in-chief Kyle Mann was also placed in ‘twitter jail’, locked out of his account for suggesting that Twitter might lift its original suspension “if we throw a few thousand Uighurs in a concentration camp.”
The comment was likely a reference to Twitter allowing Communist Chinese Party PR people and apologists to operate freely on the platform.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson also tweeted that both the posts of the Bee and Mann are “true”, attaching screenshots of them, prompting Twitter to censor the post. In its place now appears the note “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules.”
The platform has likely stopped short of suspending Carlson knowing that it would garner massive media attention.
Carlson commented on the censorship Wednesday:
Twitter has also begun flagging more conservative media posts with warnings, slapping disclaimers on posts from The Federalist labelling them potentially ‘violent’ and misleading’:
The Federalist noted that the warnings appear to have been firstly placed on their report about the Biden Department of Justice spying on journalists:
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