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Twitter on Tuesday continued its censorship crusade against conservative personalities over the supposed misgendering of Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden’s assistant secretary of health at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Levine, who is a biological male presenting as a transgender woman, was recently named as one of USA Today’s “Women of the Year.” The nomination was controversial, to say the least, and immediately ignited outrage on social media.
One of the more decent reactions, all things considered, was a parody article posted by a popular conservative satirical website, the Babylon Bee. Editors at the Bee often elucidate liberal idiocy through satire — but Twitter didn’t find its joke funny. Instead, the platform labeled the article “hateful conduct” and suspended the site’s account.
But Twitter’s offensive against the Babylon Bee and its personnel didn’t stop there.
On Tuesday, news broke that the platform had suspended the site’s editor-in-chief Kyle Mann for posting more “hateful conduct” regarding the initial suspension.
“Maybe they’ll let us back into our @TheBabylonBee Twitter account if we throw a few thousand Uighurs in a concentration camp,” Mann gibed the day before in reference to the platform’s selective censorship.
With the tweet, he criticized Twitter’s practice of policing some accounts but not others associated with oppressive governments, such as the Chinese Communist Party. Twitter responded by locking his account.
In a tweet, Babylon Bee creator Adam Ford slammed the platform, saying, “So, literally perpetuating genocide will not get you booted off Twitter, but making jokes criticizing those who do, will. Got it.”
Twitter’s censorship went beyond the Babylon Bee circle, as well.
Conservative commentator Charlie Kirk also had his account suspended on Tuesday after he joined in on the discussion about Levine.
“Richard Levine spent 54 years of his life as a man. He had a wife and a family,” Kirk wrote, making note of Levine’s birth name and personal history. “He [then] ‘transitioned’ to being a woman in 2011, Joe Biden appointed Levine to be a 4-star Admiral and now USA Today has named ‘Rachel’ Levine as a ‘Woman of the Year.'”
“Where are the feminists??” Kirk added.
After the Babylon Bee’s original suspension of the satire site’s account, Mann tweeted, “We at @TheBabylonBee stated the fact that a man is a man, through satire, and got locked out of this platform for it. We are living in a clown world.”
Kirk was issuing the same statement with his tweet and was suspended for it.
These, however, are far from the only examples of Twitter’s attack on conservatives specifically over Levine.
TheBlaze previously reported on the platform’s censorship of Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) after the lawmaker called Levine a “man” in October.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton were have also been flagged for “hateful conduct” by Twitter for describing Levine a biological male.