Twitter locked The Babylon Bee (TBB) account for violating their rules against hateful conduct. A tweet naming U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health and former Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health Rachel Levine “Man of the Year” was allegedly the reason, according to TBB’s CEO Seth Dillon.
The Babylon Bee is a Christian conservative satirical website. “We write satire about Christian stuff, political stuff, and everyday life,” says on their site bio.
Locked, not suspended
The Babylon Bee twitter account is not suspended. In fact, @TheBabylonBee timeline is available and public. They can only send DM to their followers, but not any tweet, retweet, fleet, follow or like. Twitter will restore the account to full functionality 12 hours after deleting the troublesome tweet.
We're told our account will be restored in 12 hours, but the countdown won't begin until we delete the tweet that violates the Twitter Rules. pic.twitter.com/85tdmrqJpU
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) March 20, 2022
At the moment (Monday, March 21 at 03:49 p..m.) The Babylon Bee has not deleted the tweet. And Twitter hasn’t neither.
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Before being on the spot nationwide, Rachel Levine, MD was Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health since March, 2018. During her time in PA government, Levine worked to address Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis, focus attention on maternal health and improve immunization rates among children.
Also, Levine sworn in as a four-star admiral on October 20, 2021, becoming the first transgender person to reach the highest rank in the US military.
Naming “Man of the year” to a transgender person may be considered offensive, even more if that person is an U.S. official.
Her decision to issue a standing order for the anti-overdose drug, Naloxone, saved thousands of lives by allowing law enforcement to carry the drug and Pennsylvanians to purchase it without a prescription from their doctor, according to the HHS website.
Previously in 2015, PA Governor Tom Wolf nominated Levine to be Pennsylvania’s Physician General. Later, she got the unanimous confirmation by Pennsylvania’s state Senate.
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