The Twitter Files exposed the censorship collusion between Big Tech and the federal government.
We are starting to see some changes, but the censorship machine isn’t done yet.
But the conservative Christian satirical outlet, the Babylon Bee, is getting serious about one issue, and they won’t quit.
Babylon Bee has its voice restored under Elon Musk
In the spring of 2022, the popular Christian satire website Babylon Bee was suspended from the Twitter platform.
The account boasted over 1.6 million followers on the platform and was well known for producing satirical content that was a reflection of the strange political times we live in.
The post that got them suspended was a link to an article on their website where they announced that their “Man of the Year” was the transgender U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health, Rachel Levine.
The announcement was received with raucous laughter from Republicans and widespread condemnation from the radical Left.
After Elon Musk took over the platform in late 2022, “Free the Bee” started trending on Twitter.
The tech-entrepreneur had previously commented on the Bee’s suspension, and it didn’t take long for him to restore the account.
Now, the outlet is working hard to make sure that censorship is stopped for good.
Effort to “stunt the free flow of information” is still underway online
The Babylon Bee filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in early January, showing support for state laws that have been passed to reel in censorship on social media.
The Babylon Bee was joined by their partner news site, Not the Bee.
The brief argues that platforms like Facebook and YouTube are working to subvert Free Speech in the United States.
According to the filing, these platforms “assert the unlimited and unilateral right to censor, deplatform, or shadow-ban disfavored users, disfavored content, and disfavored viewpoints.”
Now laws have been passed in Florida and Texas to put an end to it, but they’re being challenged by the courts.
“They have targeted conservative users and religious messages for censorship, selectively invoking vague policies against ‘hate’ and ‘misinformation’ to stunt the free flow of information and silence conservative voices” on their platforms, the brief claims.
The situation is quickly getting out of control, and the Babylon Bee and Not the Bee are fighting to put an end to it.
“Censorship is no laughing matter…”
The two companies want SCOTUS to step in and uphold these laws that seek to “require social media titans to honor the representations they make to the public…”
“These laws advance core First Amendment values by promoting the exchange of ideas and by protecting religious viewpoints, among others, from censorship,” they say.
Jeremy Dys, a lawyer representing the companies, released a statement saying that, “censorship is no laughing matter” and it is time to stop these “social media giants” from stepping on our rights.
“These laws are basic consumer-protection regulations that simply hold social media platforms accountable to the image of neutrality that they project, and they are consistent with federal law and the First Amendment,” Dys explained.
This “ideologically driven censorship” needs to meet its end, and that’s exactly what the Babylon Bee plans to do.
Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.