Pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk unloaded on Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill Thursday; blasting the liberal legislators for “shamefully” ignoring the censorship of conservative voices on social media.
“What we are dealing with today is giving a platform to Diamond and Silk,” said Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson “You’ve made a ton of money off of Facebook, isn’t that correct?”
“Let me tell you something: Facebook censored us for six months,” fired-back Diamond, whose real name is Lynette Hardaway. “You know what? We didn’t bash Facebook. We brought to the light how Facebook has been censoring conservative voices like ourselves.”
“Shame on the ones who don’t even see that we have been censored. Yet when the Black Lives Matter people complain, everybody’s up in arms,” she added. “If the shoe was on the other foot and Mark Zuckerberg was a conservative, and we were liberal, all chains would have broken loose, you know it and I know it.”
Watch the fireworks above.
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…
Posted by Diamond And Silk on Friday, April 6, 2018
FACEBOOK FAIL: Obama Campaign ‘SUCKED’ Private User Data During 2012 Election
As the controversy surrounding Facebook’s alleged cooperation with outside entities continues to swirl; new information shows former President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign mined the social network’s user data to help reach likely voters, reports Fox News.
Carol Davidsen, Obama’s former Director of Integration and Media Analytics, confirmed the campaign’s use of Facebook’s “social graphs” -illustrations that map users’ varying connections- on Twitter, saying “Facebook was surprised we were able to suck out the whole social graph, but they didn’t stop us once they realized that was what we were doing.”
“They came to office in the days following election recruiting & were very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side,” she added.
I worked on all of the data integration projects at OFA. This was the only one that felt creepy, even though we played by the rules, and didn’t do anything I felt was ugly, with the data.
— Carol Davidsen (@cld276) March 19, 2018
Facebook was surprised we were able to suck out the whole social graph, but they didn’t stop us once they realized that was what we were doing.
— Carol Davidsen (@cld276) March 19, 2018
Davidsen’s admission comes as Facebook finds itself in hot-water over their policies permitting outside factors to impact the US electoral system.
Earlier this year, the Justice Department indicted 13 Russian nationals for exploiting Facebook in order to sway American voters.