Babylon Bee

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Satirical website censored since 2020.

Soft censorship by Facebook, in 2020
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Started: 2016

Babylon Bee is a satirical website.

Mainstream media recognition

Fox News published an article about a piece that mocks CNN on the Babylon Bee in January 2020.[1]

The NYT mentions two Babylon Bee articles in September 2020 in their reporting on "What Went Viral This Week":

  • 3. The Babylon Bee: NBA Players Wear Special Lace Collars To Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • 6. The Babylon Bee: Fisher-Price Releases ‘My First Peaceful Protest’ Playset With House You Can Actually Burn Down

Robin Pogrebin of the New York Times in September 2020 retweeted the Babylon Bee article: "NBA Players Wear Special Lace Collars To Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg" without any comment, probably believing it, later deleting the tweet.[2]

2020 Censorship

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Facebook began soft censoring Babylon Bee in 2020.[3] Twitter started censoring it in August 2020.[4]

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