Twitter suspends, reinstates The Babylon Bee's account

by Adam Ford · Aug 17th, 2020 7:19 pm

Last Updated Aug 19th, 2020 at 10:17 am

Update 8:12 p.m. ET: The Babylon Bee's Twitter account has been reinstated and now has 581.4K followers.

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Twitter suspended the account of popular conservative Christian satire site The Babylon Bee on Monday, claiming they "violated our rules against platform manipulation and spam."

"You may not use Twitter's services in a manner intended to artificially amplify or suppress information or engage in behavior that manipulates or disrupts people's experience on Twitter," the notice reads.

Minutes after Twitter suspended the account, "Babylon Bee" was trending on the platform.

Shortly thereafter, The Babylon Bee's account was apparently reinstated, but with zero followers. The account had 550,000 followers before being suspended.

The number of followers has risen since the event has been trending on Twitter. At publishing time, The Babylon Bee's account has 14,300 followers.

The Babylon Bee's CEO, Seth Dillon, said:

"The Babylon Bee absolutely does not engage in any sort of platform manipulation or spam. We have no duplicate accounts or anything like that. There is no reason this should have happened."

The other three owners of The Babylon Bee, Dan Dillon, Adam Ford, and Kyle Mann, echoed his statement.

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Full disclosure: Adam Ford is founder and part-owner of The Babylon Bee.


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