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Saturday, March 03, 2018

Facebook Threatens Satire Site for Being Satirical

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

How dare a parody website not report accurate news . . . oh, wait, it's satire.  It's poking fun.

Facebook doesn't care.

Snopes rated the story by the Babylon Bee false, so Facebook is threatening the parody site for making fun of CNN.

How dare they!

It's a Christian satire site, or at least that is what The Babylon Bee claims to be.  Satire means parody, which means don't take them serious, it's tongue in cheek sarcasm and fun.  But, since Facebook, and the liberal left, are targeting everything they disagree with for termination, The Babylon Bee received a terse warning from Facebook after "independent fact-checkers" at Snopes reported that one of the site's humor articles was "false."

The article was a joke about CNN, with the headline: "CNN Purchases Industrial-Sized Washing Machine To Spin News Before Publication."

Facebook didn't find it funny, or took it way too seriously, and therefore threatened The Babylon Bee with a reduction in distribution, and their ability to monetize and advertise is to be removed.


It's pretty obvious the whole thing is a joke buy the headline, alone.

Here's Snopes' angle on the whole thing:

Claim: CNN invested in an industrial-sized washing machine to help their journalists and news anchors spin the news before publication.

Rating: False

"Although it should have been obvious that the Babylon Bee piece was just a spoof of the ongoing political brouhaha over alleged news media 'bias' and 'fake news,'" Snopes explained, "some readers missed that aspect of the article and interpreted it literally."

Facebook, included.

By the way, at the bottom of The Babylon Bee’s website, they spell it out for you.  "Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire".

Facebook, it was a joke, you stupid imbeciles.

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