Facebook Represses Pythonesque Parody that Mocks Democratic Senator, Stating It Incites
the Violence Inherent in the System

A Medievel example of Facebook repression

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA – Last week, satirical website The Babylon Bee ran a humourous article lampooning Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono’s questioning of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, comparing it to a scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail where the knights tried to determine if a woman was a witch by checking if she weighed the same as a duck.

When numerous Facebook users posted links to the article, Facebook responded by blocking it, claiming it “incites violence”.

“Normally we support anarcho-syndicalist communes,” said Facebook spokesperson Arthur King. “Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA...we support them all. But when a site makes fun of Democrats, we order them to shut up!”

Babylon Bee representative Richard Dennis questioned how comparing Senator Hirono’s questioning to a Python sketch could possibly incite violence.

Facebook replied that it might incite people to build a bridge out of her.

Dennis scoffed, and complained about being repressed. He stated this was all about class, objected to automatically being treated as an inferior, and reminded Facebook that he didn’t vote for them.

- The Satirized Evening Post
October 21, 2020

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