Snopes Fact Checks, Facebook Threatens Satire Site for Mocking

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by John Nolte

The Christian satire site Babylon Bee has been fact-checked by Snopes and threatened by Facebook after it published an Onion-style article about CNN about purchasing a washing machine to “spin the news.”

The Babylon Bee openly advertises itself as a satire site. Recent headlines include, “Local Pastor Hoping Curling Metaphors Go Over Big This Sunday,” “Nation That Calls Trump ‘Hitler’ Demands He Take All Guns Away,” “Calvinist Dog Corrects Owner: ‘No One Is A Good Boy’,” and “New Exercise Bike Forces You To Watch Christian Movies Until You Hit Your Calories Goal.”

Not only is this fairly anodyne stuff, but as you can see, the Babylon Bee is more than willing to satirize their own among the Faithful.

Naturally, none of this matters to our left-wing tech overlords, who are becoming increasingly desperate to censor free speech coming from conservatives, Christians, and the like.

This time, in order to protect the far-left CNN from ridicule, Snopes and Facebook worked in tandem to teach the Babylon Bee (and all of us) a lesson about mocking your betters.

It all started with a Babylon Bee headline that read, “CNN Purchases Industrial-Sized Washing Machine to Spin News Before Publication,” and a few paragraphs of satire that are more goofy than biting…

ATLANTA, GA—In order to aid the news station in preparing stories for consumption, popular news media organization CNN purchased an industrial-sized washing machine to help its journalists and news anchors spin the news before publication.

The custom-made device allows CNN reporters to load just the facts of a given issue, turn a dial to “spin cycle,” and within five minutes, receive a nearly unrecognizable version of the story that’s been spun to fit with the news station’s agenda.

One reporter was seen inserting the facts of a recent news story early Thursday morning.

Nevertheless, in a one-two punch, starting with an overbearing Snopes’ fact check that declared an obvious  piece of satire “false,” according to the site’s founder Adam Ford, Facebook used that fact check as a means to lay the groundwork required to forever snuff out the Babylon Bee:

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3 responses to “Snopes Fact Checks, Facebook Threatens Satire Site for Mocking”

  1. ,The Flash says:

    We’re starting to see the very real danger that these very liberal social media platforms pose to freedom of speech and freedom of ideas. I’m actually surprised that there hasn’t been some kind of effort from Twitter to silence Trump. As much as I abhor adding any more “regulations” to our lives, I’m thinking these platforms need some kind of regulation to ensure that they remain politically neutral.

  2. BanzaiBill says:

    Interesting. I wonder if Mr. Zuckerberg could tell us what the religion is of many of those disseminating news, information and entertainment today…….or quashing/distorting it?

  3. Joe Z says:

    Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of these internet punks need to have their near-monopolistic companies broken down into four or five competitive companies. I doubt if candy-ass Trump has the cajones to accomplish this obvious solution. Trump still hasn’t fired “Gentleman” Jeff Sessions. One good thing I can say about Teddy Roosevelt is that he realized that sometimes trust busting is the right thing to do to promote competition.

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