AUSTIN, TX – On Wednesday April 28th, Facebook yet again censored the Babylon Bee, a prominent conservative Christian satire site, for allegedly promoting misinformation. The offending headline “Dr. Fauci Reminds Everyone That We Will Only Have To Wear Masks Until Humans Evolve Organic Face Coverings At Birth” was published on February 23rd. The Babylon Bee declined to provide a comment to The Horn on the contraversey.
This marked the newest episode in a years-long tiff between the Babylon Bee and Facebook, which began in 2018 when Facebook banned, and later apologized for banning, the Babylon Bee over a satirical article entitled “CNN Purchases Industrial-Sized Washing Machine To Spin News Before Publication.” Since then, the Bee has been banned from social media several more times, which has played a role in the recent debate among conservatives about further regulating big tech.