The Babylon Bee, a popular satirical website, had its Twitter account temporarily suspended for “hateful content” after posting an article about Assistant Health Secretary Rachel Levine, who is biologically male but identifies as a transgender woman. The satirical publication called Levine its “Man of the Year.”
The publication’s CEO Seth Dillon announced the suspension on Sunday through his personal account. A screenshot of the notification Babylon Bee received from Twitter showed that the account was suspended for violating Twitter’s policy against “hateful conduct.”
The policy states that a user “may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”
The account was suspended for 12 hours, but the timer will only start after Babylon Bee removes the tweet.