Facebook Punishes Babylon Bee for Teasing Democrat with ‘Monty Python’ Joke

Facebook has deleted a satirical article about Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and demonetized the Babylon Bee, the satirical conservative-run website that published it. The social media Masters of the Universe claim that a Monty Python joke “incites violence” according to the Bee’s CEO.

Facebook has decided that in addition to the New York Post’s news reporting about Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, satire about elected Democrats is something that might also get you banned or suppressed on the platform.

Seth Dillon, CEO of the Babylon Bee, reported “So after a manual review, Facebook says they stand by their decision to pull down this article and demonetize our page. I’m not kidding.”

“They say this article “incites violence.” It’s literally a regurgitated joke from a Monty Python movie!”

Dillon also alleges that Facebook told him to keep quiet about its censorship; to edit the article to bring it into line with the platform’s demands, and not speak about the incident publicly. Dillon responded by speaking about the incident on social media.

“They’re asking us to edit the article and not speak publicly about internal content reviews,” said Dillon. “Oops, did I just tweet this?”

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