Twitter locked the account of The Babylon Bee recently for alleged “hateful conduct” after the leading satire website named U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine its “Man of the Year.” Levine is a biological male but identifies as female. Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon took to Instagram to announce their account was locked. Twitter claimed the tweet violated its ever-shifting rules of acceptable speech. A few days later, USA Today named Levine its “Woman of the Year.”
“We’re not deleting anything. Truth is not hate speech” Dillon said on Instagram.
The Babylon Bee has been through dubious allegations before. The Twitter episode marks the latest skirmish in the cancel culture battles over censorship by Big Tech.