On Friday, Facebook blocked a post and threatened to demonetize The Babylon Bee's Facebook page (which they did hours later). The post in question was penalized for "promoting crime" when it was obviously a satirical post making fun of rioters' hypocrisy.
Kyle Mann, the creator of the Bee, tweeted, "Facebook is penalizing @TheBabylonBee for 'coordinating harm and promoting crime' for our satirical post MAKING FUN OF THOSE WHO RIOT. We appealed the decision but were told it was unlikely we'd receive a response."
Shortly after that tweet, Mann tweeted the following shocking update: "UPDATE: Since we requested the review, Facebook has INCREASED our level of restriction, moving us from a warning to RESTRICTED MONETIZATION."
The post in question was published on Apr. 12, 2021 and, as can be seen below, is obviously satirical in nature, mocking the "mostly peaceful" protestors who go out to commit acts of vandalism and loot stores:
Ironically, on the other side of the political spectrum, nowhere on Big Tech-managed social media has there been a single instance of censorship of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) unironically calling for protestors to "get confrontational" when out marching.
As of the time of this writing, the Bee's Facebook account continues to be de-monetized, and no further information has been forthcoming on the subject.
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