Facebook removed a post from the Babylon Bee, the popular Christian satire site, for “hate speech.”
Joel Berry, the Bee’s managing editor, shared a screenshot Monday showing the censored post.
“Your post goes against our Community Standards on hate speech,” the Big Tech company wrote.
The article, “Trans Woman Breaks Jeopardy Record, Proving Once And For All That Men Are Smarter Than Women,” had been shared more than 61,700 times on Facebook before it was removed.
“Pretty proud of this,” Berry tweeted. “It’s not often we manage to get transphobia and misogyny into one headline.”
Seth Dillon, CEO of The Bablyon Bee, said the company is going to appeal the “hate speech” label.
“Remember how Facebook recently rolled out new rules stipulating that ‘real satire’ cannot ‘punch down’? Are they really willing to say that defending women against a male takeover of their records is ‘punching down’ and – even worse – ‘hate speech’?” Dillon asked. “We’re going to find out.”