Seth Dillon, CEO of The Babylon Bee, explained why the satire site’s account was still locked.
Twitter locked down the account shortly after The Bee posted that Rachel Levine was the site’s “Man of the Year.” Levine is a transgender woman.
The account was suspended for posting “hateful conduct.”
“I just received this notice that we’ve been locked out of our account for ‘hateful conduct,’” Dillon tweetedAfter the account had been locked.
Twitter sends a message read: “You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”
Twitter stated that the suspension of 12 hours would end when the Twitter account was deleted. “We’re told our account will be restored in 12 hours, but the countdown won’t begin until we delete the tweet that violates the Twitter Rules,” Dillon added.
This account was not restored. Dillon explained to his followers on Thursday that Twitter has not removed the tweet, so the account remains locked.
“People are asking if I deleted the Rachel Levine tweet because it appears that our account has been restored,” he tweeted. “To be clear, our account was never taken down; it’s just locked until we delete the “violative” tweet. We haven’t deleted the tweet, so the account remains locked.”
Prominent accounts that were defended The Beewurden also locked out of accounts.
At the time the suspension took place The Bee’s account had 1.3 million followers.
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