Twitter briefly suspended the account of popular satire website Babylon Bee on Monday in what the company now claims was an error.
On Monday afternoon, Editor-in-Chief Kyle Mann posted a screenshot from Twitter to his personal account, which states that their account was suspended for "violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam.
After the collective outrage over the suspension sent the Bee trending, they were back about an hour later - with Twitter having apologized for having flagged their account as spam 'by mistake.'
"Babylon Bee" was also trending 2 minutes ago and now it's not 🤔 https://t.co/zoNK2bumXO— Adam Ford (@Adam4d) August 17, 2020
Why does this keep happening to conservative accounts?
Twitter is experiencing rolling blackouts on non-leftist satire.— 𝐃𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐭𝐬 (@BabylonBeeFan) August 17, 2020
The Babylon Bee, Titania McGrath, and Jarvis Dupont have all been restricted or suspended by Twitter. All are obvious satire accounts. Meanwhile, there have been no consequences for Chinese propaganda accounts that spread actual misinformation.— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) August 17, 2020
Meanwhile, the Bee hasn't skipped a beat...
Pathetic Conservative Hasn't Even Been Banned From Twitter Yethttps://t.co/F4GEIwB93j— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) August 17, 2020