The Babylon Bee, a right-wing satirical comedy account similar to The Onion, has been reinstated onto Twitter by Twitter CEO Elon Musk.
We're back. Let that sink in.
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) November 18, 2022
The Babylon Bee has not Tweeted since March 20, 2022, when they received a ban from Twitter. The right-wing satire account was originally banned due to Tweeting that Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine, a trans-woman and biological man that President Biden appointed, won their award for “Man of the Year.”
It’s been reported that the Babylon Bee’s unjust banning from Twitter is a large part of what made Elon Musk buy Twitter in the first place. While he likely didn’t support the anti-free speech policies that Twitter implemented, the large outrage surrounding this also showed, from a business perspective, that there is a large percentage of Twitter that would prefer to keep the social media platform they know and like, but would also like to have free speech without political discrimination on the platform.
The CEO of the satire website The Babylon Bee says Elon Musk reached out to the company to confirm it had been suspended from Twitter and suggested in that discussion that “he might need to buy Twitter” https://t.co/qCOS6aOTBY
— Bloomberg (@business) April 5, 2022