Babylon Bee CEO: Lovers of Censorship Don’t Care About Misinformation

March 17th, 2023 3:08 PM

Seth Dillon Exposes Censorship's Real Intent Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon ripped the real intent behind the leftist censorship in a fiery but mostly peaceful tweet.

“Let's not forget that the lovers of censorship are not actually concerned with stopping the spread of misinformation,” tweeted Dillon on Mar. 16 in response to Twitter owner Elon Musk’s suggestion on how to fight “misinformation.” “Best way to fight misinformation is to respond with accurate information, not censorship,” tweeted Musk. 

The major problem with Musk’s assertion, as Dillon wrote, is not that leftists are concerned about misinformation per se. Instead, their goal is to suppress opposing information whether it in fact is misinformation or not. “Their goal is to advance a narrative (often false or misleading) without opposition. Censorship guards the narrative, not the truth. This is why they angrily and forcefully reject the most effective way to get to the truth, which is open, uncensored debate,” said Dillon.

Twitter under its previous regime suspended Dillon’s Babylon Bee, a satirical news outlet, for calling Biden’s HHS Assistant Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman, “Man of the Year.”

MRC Free Speech America has repeatedly illustrated through its CensorTrack studies how conservative speech is subject to unilateral and unfair censorship. A huge amount of censored speech on Big Tech platforms turned out to not even be factually inaccurate information at all. Americans witnessed this with hot-button issues like COVID-19 and the Hunter Biden laptop bombshell, as NewsBusters Executive Editor Tim Graham revealed in the NewsBusters Podcast.

The Babylon Bee is a member of the Free Speech Alliance.

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