The popular conservative Christian satire website Babylon Bee has launched another platform, owned by a Chinese technology company.
Last week, The Bee was banned by TikTok without explanation after being frozen by Twitter for three months. tweet Jokingly named trans Biden administration official Rachel Levine “Person of the Year.”
“Yes, we were banned. No, they didn’t tell us why. And there was no option to appeal,” Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon told The Washington Times.
Short video app TikTok is owned by Beijing ByteDance. Last year, the Chinese state-owned company acquired a minority stake in the company’s main subsidiary, Beijing ByteDance Technology, according to to the South China Morning Post.
The Washington Times has reached out to TikTok for comment.
Babylonian bees are banned from tiktok for no reason and there is no option to appeal. Welcome to Big Tech in 2022. https://t.co/ik4n4RwWw0
— MJ (@morganisawizard) July 1, 2022
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Mr Dillon also said in a tweet on Friday that FrontHQ had “terminated our email service for allegedly violating its User Conduct Policy”.
he post A June 16 email from email newsletter app FrontApp said the subscription had been cancelled “effective immediately” for violating its end-user conduct and content policy, which prohibit Many crimes, including “hate speech” and “harassment and bullying”.
Last week, FCC member Brendan Carr urge Apple and Google removed TikTok from their platforms, calling it “a sophisticated surveillance tool” and raising concerns about Chinese access to U.S. data.
With 1 billion monthly users, TikTok was the most downloaded app in the U.S. and globally last year, ahead of Instagram and Facebook, Apptopia report.
— Ryan Lovelace contributed to this report.