Mailchimp Temporarily Suspends The Babylon Bee for ‘Violating’ New Policy
By Movieguide® Staff
Despite the general accusation, The Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon said that he received no specific examples of how his faith-based company infringed on Mailchimp’s guidelines.
However, Dillon revealed that after a few days, Mailchimp lifted the suspension after claiming it was merely “a mistake.”
“[It’s] funny how those mistakes always go one way,” Dillon told Faithwire.
Months before Mailchimp’s suspension of The Babylon Bee, the company had released new guidelines which warned their clients of possible censorship.
“Mailchimp does not allow the distribution of content that is, in our sole discretion, materially false, inaccurate, or misleading in a way that could deceive or confuse others about important events, topics, or circumstances,” Mailchimp explained in Oct. 2020.
The company also confirmed that it would enforce the changes by “issuing a warning to, or suspending, or terminating an account.”
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) June 24, 2021
The Babylon Bee and Dillon have faced an increasing amount of censorship from Big Tech companies who claim they are publishing misleading news.
Movieguide® recently reported:
The popular Christian satire site The Babylon Bee came under fire from Big Tech and other news outlets for allegedly promoting “misinformation.”
Although Facebook has deleted posts and suspended the site’s accounts on several occasions, the Babylon Bee earned a victory after the New York Times retracted comments with similar accusations.
NYT published a correction on a March 19 article after the Babylon Bee threatened a lawsuit against NYT for describing the satire site as a “far-right misinformation site.”
Seth Dillon, the Babylon Bee’s CEO, claimed that the original report was “defamatory.”
The article in question, titled “For Political Cartoonists, the Irony Was That Facebook Didn’t Recognize Irony,” said that the site spread misinformation under cover of satire.
“In an article about Facebook’s difficulty in dealing with satire, the New York Times points to The Babylon Bee as an example of a ‘far-right misinformation site’ that ‘sometimes trafficked in misinformation under the guise of satire,'” Dillon tweeted.
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