Diamond and Silk: Facebook Reached Out to Us Day After Zuckerberg’s Second Congressional Hearing

Diamond and Silk for Trump

The pro-Trump vlogging duo Diamond and Silk have announced that Facebook reached out to them via Twitter to discuss the platform’s censorship of their account the day after Mark Zuckerberg’s second congressional hearing. They had previously disputed Zuckerberg’s claim that Facebook was already in contact on the matter.

Previously, the sisters had tweeted that Facebook had not contacted them. This contradicted a statement that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave to lawmakers, in which he said that the social network had made an “enforcement error” and had “already gotten in touch with them to reverse it.”

The censorship of Diamond and Silk, who Facebook categorized as “unsafe for the community,” was repeatedly cited as an example of the social network’s anti-conservative bias by Senators and Congressmen over the past two days, as Mark Zuckerberg answered questions from lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

The case was cited by Senator Ted Cruz, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, and Rep. Billy Long, among others, all referenced the censorship of the vloggers during their questioning of Mark Zuckerberg, who gave the same canned response: Facebook had made an error in its review process, and are working to reverse it.

In response to Zuckerberg’s suggestion that censorship affected “all political groups” on Facebook, Rep. Jeff Duncan pointed out that there were few complaints from left-wingers on the subject.

“You probably need to go back and make sure that these things are treated equally. I would appreciate if you do that” said Rep. Duncan.

Update — Shortly after this story was published indicating that Facebook had not contacted Diamond & Silk, they tweeted an update that Facebook has now contacted them, the day after Zuckerberg’s second hearing. We have updated the story with the additional information.

Allum Bokhari is the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News. You can follow him on TwitterGab.ai and add him on Facebook. Email tips and suggestions to allumbokhari@protonmail.com.


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