Twitter Denies Babylon Bee Appeal After Account Lockdown over Rachel Levine Joke

Twitter Denies Babylon Bee Appeal After Account Lockdown over Rachel Levine Joke

March 25, 2022

Twitter denied the Christian satire site The Babylon Bee’s appeal on Wednesday after it had its account locked down over a joke calling transgender HHS assistant secretary Dr. Rachel Levine a “man.”

“Twitter has denied The Babylon Bee’s appeal. They wrote, ‘Our support team has determined that a violation did take place, and therefore we will not overturn our decision,’” Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon announced on Wednesday.

The Babylon Bee’s unforgivable offense was to post an article on Sunday mocking USA Today for recently declaring the biological male Rachel Levine a “woman of the year.”

“The Babylon Bee’s Man of the Year is Rachel Levine,” read the headline.

Twitter then locked the site’s account for 12 hours on the condition they delete the tweet, alleging it violates the platform’s “hateful conduct” policy.

“We’re told our account will be restored in 12 hours, but the countdown won’t begin until we delete the tweet that violates the Twitter Rules,” Dillon said at the time. “We’re not deleting anything. Truth is not hate speech. If the cost of telling the truth is the loss of our Twitter account, then so be it.”

Twitter also censored Fox News host Tucker Carlson for posting screenshots of tweets from the Babylon Bee calling Levine a man.

If you want to know who holds the power in a society, ask whom it is you are not allowed to criticize.

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