Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Mark Levin are back on Twitter after Tesla CEO Elon Musk finalized a $44 billion deal to purchase the social media company.
Carlson had left the platform recently after his account was censored for having “violated the Twitter rules” in late March of 2022 when he shared screenshots of tweets by the Babylon Bee and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk.
Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon said recently: “We don’t believe that facts are hate speech, that speaking truth is hate speech. At some point, people need to stick by this, Tucker. People have to be willing to say ‘listen, if they want us to deny the truth in order to stay on this platform, we speak the truth. Make them kick you off. Make them boot you.”
Elon Musk is a huge fan of The Babylon Bee, a satirical site that makes fun of any craziness in our culture.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 25, 2022
Many believe, and if you trace the timeline it matches, that Elon’s interest in buying Twitter and ending censorship started when Twitter suspended The Babylon Bee.
Mark Levin said:
“Thanks to new ownership, I’ve decided to come back!”
From The Daily Caller:
The platform claimed Carlson’s post “violated the Twitter rules” in late March after posting two screenshots of tweets by the satirical site The Babylon Bee and by Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk.
Both Kirk and The Babylon Bee were locked out of their Twitter accounts after posting about transgender Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, a biological male.
Carlson was still permitted to use his account following Twitter’s action.
Thanks to new ownership, I’ve decided to come back! 😊
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) April 25, 2022