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There are people who find Keith Olbermann funny … then there are those with a sense of humor. Such people enjoy the good work of satirical news site, The Babylon Bee.
While the former’s audience can be found on the back of a milk carton, The Babylon Bee’s tasteful, clever articles can be found across most major media sites, creating millions of fans with its counter-culture approach to politics, entertainment and sports.
The Bee — known for its age-appropriate comedic style and headlines — has few fans from the liberal side of Hollywood. In a subtly conservative, Christian-branded approach, the site isn’t afraid to call out a Democrat leader occasionally, or oppose “common sense” topics floating around contemporary culture.
With its opposing narrative increasingly resonating with Americans across social media, The Babylon Bee has seen an increase in so-called accidental restrictions and suspensions from major websites.
After an unexpected suspension, The Babylon Bee announced via tweet from CEO Seth Dillon that the site will no longer use MailChimp’s email services after being accused of “violating guidelines.”
“I’d email everyone to let them know @mailchimp just suspended our account but Mailchimp just suspended our account,” said Dillon.
Dillon acknowledges that MailChimp’s official Twitter account has apologized for the “inconvenience” of the suspension and attempted to restore the account.
However, Dillon and the Bee will ditch the popular email marketing service in favor of “a platform that doesn’t censor conservatives for being ‘hateful’ or ‘misinformative,'” according to Dillon’s tweet.
This isn’t Dillon’s first dust up with Big Tech. Instagram suspended the Bee account in August 2020 for violating its guidelines, even though the Bee deliberately refrains from using inappropriate content.
Silicon Valley continues to restrict Americans with opposing viewpoints and principles, and people like Dillon, who support free speech, are willing to move forward without their services to stand up against the influence of online oligarchs.
Sticking with MailChimp would have been the Neanderthal thing to do, so good for them.
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I’ll never use Mail Chimp.
Scratch another company off the list.
This is precisely the correct response. Do not monetize companies that hate your freedom-loving guts. And share it with others when you do.
And to do it in such a public way is fantastic. The folks at mailchimp must have felt a humiliation like they’ve never felt before. They thought they could virtue signal and hide behind a false front of it being a “mistake” and it’d be business as usual. Eat shit!
Just realized I never signed up for the Bee’s distro….I shall do so now.