- Oct 15, 2020
- Reaction score
- Greater Boston Area
- Political Leaning
Source: here.Twitter locked the account of a right-leaning parody site, The Babylon Bee, after it awarded Rachel Levine, the transgender Biden administration official, the title of “man of the year.”
The Babylon Bee story was a reaction to USA Today’s naming of Levine, who is US assistant secretary for health for the US Department of Health and Human Services, as one of its “women of the year” last week.
Twitter says it will restore the account, which has more than 1.3 million followers, if the Bee deletes the tweet, but CEO Seth Dillon says he has no intention of doing so.
“We’re not deleting anything,” Dillon tweeted from his personal account. “Truth is not hate speech. If the cost of telling the truth is the loss of our Twitter account, then so be it.”
Good for The Bee.
And for those who will misunderstand (willfully or not) this OP, it is not an argument against trans politics or policy. It's also not an assertion that Twitter somehow lacks the authority to do this; their house, their rules. What it is is a reminder of how incredibly intolerant the political left can be. They are not looking to hear your differing views. They're not looking to prove that you are wrong. They're looking to shut you down so that others can't hear you.
F censorship, public or private.