Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted Wednesday that his social media team made an “enforcement error” when they labeled pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk “unsafe,” adding that he plans on “reversing” the decision.
The tech titan was speaking before members of Congress when he was asked to comment on his platform’s designation of the conservative twosome as “unsafe to the community.”
“Why is Facebook censoring conservative bloggers, such as Diamond and Silk? Facebook called them ‘unsafe to the community.’ That is ludicrous. They hold conservative views, that isn’t unsafe. What’s your response to that?” asked one congressman.
“Mr. Congressman, in that specific case our team made an enforcement error. We’ve already gotten in touch with them to reverse it,” admitted Zuckerberg.
Watch the exchange above or click here.
FACEBOOK BIAS: Facebook Says DIAMOND AND SILK ‘Unsafe’ for America
The celebrated pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk are allegedly “unsafe” for America, according to Facebook officials who have severely limited access to the pair’s social media presence; saying their posts were dangerous “to the community.”
The fearsome twosome posted a lengthy update on their official Facebook page; saying they were recently notified that the Facebook team designated their Trump-supporting site as “unsafe for the community.”
The site currently has over 1.3 million followers.
“Diamond And Silk have been corresponding since September 7, 2017, with Facebook (owned by Mark Zuckerberg), about their bias censorship and discrimination against D&S brand page. Finally after several emails, chats, phone calls, appeals, beating around the bush, lies, and giving us the run around, Facebook gave us another bogus reason why Millions of people who have liked and/or followed our page no longer receives notification and why our page, post and video reach was reduced by a very large percentage. Here is the reply from Facebook. Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 3:40 PM: ‘The Policy team has came to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community,’” writes the post.
The pro-Trump duo rose to fame during the 2016 presidential race for the White House; when the twosome defended President Trump from moderator Megyn Kelly following a fiery debate performance.
Read their full Facebook statement below:
Diamond And Silk have been corresponding since September 7, 2017, with Facebook (owned by Mark Zuckerberg), about their…
WATCH: Diamond & Silk Say Government Leakers Need to Go 'Straight to Jail'
Social media duo Diamond and Silk stopped by ‘Hannity’ on Friday night, offering their ‘Final Word’ over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recently announced crackdown on leakers, saying those who share classified material “need to go straight to jail.”
“Why do you like Donald Trump so much, because you guys had an impact on the campaign?” asked Sean.
“We love Donald Trump. I love him because he puts America and Americans first. And that’s what we want. We want a President like that,” said the social media starts.
“What do you think of the attacks against him?” asked Hannity.
“You know I don’t like that. It’s sick, it’s sad, I think it’s undermining the administration, it undermines the people, it plays with our democracy, and it must stop,” they added.
Diamond and Silk then gave their “final word,” blasting government leakers and arguing for the “law to take its course.”
“We heard about these leaks? Alright? We don’t like that. And we’re not talking about no leaky toilet. We’re talking about somebody leaking out classified information. It’s against the law,” they said. “We heard that the President’s phone conversations got put out in a transcript […] Here’s the deal: if the transcript was detailed then check intelligence. If it was sketchy, then check the people around him; even check the cook.”
“When they find out who it is […] they need to go straight to jail and let the law take its course,” they added.
Watch Diamond and Silk on ‘Hannity’ above.