Twitter CEO Elon Musk restored the account of satirical news site The Babylon Bee on Friday; “We’re back. Let that sink in,” the account tweeted in reference to Elon’s first tweet from Twitter HQ.
We’re back. Let that sink in.
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) November 18, 2022
From The Daily Wire:
The outlet was banned from the social media site earlier this year for an article that jokingly named Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine, a biological male who claims female identity, as “Man of the Year.” Musk, a vocal fan of The Babylon Bee and a former guest on their podcast, consulted with the company’s leadership before launching his bid to acquire Twitter, according to Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon.
“Musk reached out to us before he polled his followers about Twitter’s commitment to free speech,” Dillon reported. “He wanted to confirm that we had, in fact, been suspended. He even mused on that call that he might need to buy Twitter. Now he’s the largest shareholder and has a seat on the board.”
Musk also said on Friday that a decision has not yet been made about restoring the account belonging to former President Donald Trump, who launched his third bid for the White House earlier this week. Musk restored accounts belonging to DailyWire+ host Jordan Peterson, as well as comedian Kathy Griffin, who was recently suspended for impersonating Musk.
More over at The Daily Wire:
BREAKING: Elon Musk Restores The Babylon Bee’s Twitter Account: ‘Let That Sink In’ https://t.co/ptyNGgzF58
— Daily Wire News (@DailyWireNews) November 18, 2022