Twitter has removed satire website Babylon Bee from its platform because it posted a tweet which violates one of the principles of wokeism. Twitter said it would restore the account of the site when it decides to delete the tweet. However, it appears that the Bee is willing to accept.
Fox News reported that Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon “has no plans” to take down the tweet that Twitter has flagged. According to the report:
Dillon was informed on Sunday evening the night before that The Babylon Bee was locked out of its Twitter account that has 1.3 million followers. This was after It accused the comedy website of violating its guidelines against “hateful conduct” over a joke that named the official of the Biden administration, Dr. Rachel Levine, the satire site's “Man of the Year” for 2022. Levine, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health, is a transgender woman.
“We were doing a satirical take on USA Today recently naming Rachel Levine, a transgender individual, as one of their picks for women of the year. So we did a satirical take on this, and we named Rachel Levine as our man of the year,” Dillon declared. “Twitter didn't like that very much.”
Twitter mentioned its rules on “hateful conduct” that mandate that users “may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”
The tweet includes a photo of Levine along with an article that reads: “The Babylon Bee's Man of the Year is Rachel Levine.”
Dillon spoke about the ongoing attacks against the website that originate from the Left. The Left frequently has branded its comedy to be “misinformation” and sought to shut it down on different sites on social media.
“The initial attacks that we face from the media and Big Tech came from this angle that we're spreading misinformation, and we need to be fact checked, and it was really weird how they were treating these jokes so seriously and giving them a truth rating,” Dillon stated to Fox News. “That didn't really work out too well for them, they actually faced a lot of backlash for that, they were mocked very heavily, so there seems to be this shift in strategy. We're now, instead of focusing on the misinformative nature of our satirical claims, they're focusing more on the fact that we're punching down without jokes or aiming at the wrong targets.”
The CEO went on, noting that firms were “making judgment calls based on your motives and who you're joking about, whether or not your jokes really count as jokes or if they count as hate speech.”
Following transgender athlete Lia Thomas' “victory” at the NCAA championship, a national debate about biological males participating in women's sports ignited. The media, parents and athletes have spoken out against the trend to let transgender females, who obviously have a distinct advantage physical over biological females, compete despite efforts to label those who are against the idea as racist bigots.
As stated in the past, everyone knows that this isn't true, even many of those pushing it. However, it appears that, in the past,many people have been scared to speak up. The reason is that the Left attempts to convince us to accept their ideas or not speak up even if we don't agree. However, it appears that there is a growing desire to remind us that the emperor is not wearing clothes. This is why Twitter has taken on Babylon Bee, which is an online site that makes jokes about everyone, including those who are on the Right. So far, Dillon isn't backing down. Perhaps this is the beginning of a counter-revolution against the gaslighting?