Diamond and Silk: Zuckerberg Lied to Congress, “We Have Not Been Contacted”
Popular pro-Trump sisters Diamond and Silk Wednesday night claimed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lied when he told Congress his team had gotten in touch with them to correct an “enforcement error.”
During hearings on Capitol Hill Tuesday and Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) grilled Zuckerberg over reports that Facebook had deplatformed the outspoken duo for being “unsafe for the community.”
When Blackburn asked him if Facebook was manipulating algorithms to prioritize or censor speech, Zuckerberg answered that there are types of speech — like terrorism — that Facebook is “very proud” to have removed from its site.
“Let me tell you something right now,” Blackburn interjected. “Diamond and Silk is not terrorism!”
Later on, Rep. Barton read Zuckerberg a letter from a constituent voicing concern over Facebook’s treatment of the conservative women and asked the tech giant for his response.
“Congressman, in that specific case, our team made an enforcement error and we have already gotten in touch with them to reverse it,” he testified.
THE WOMEN VEHEMENTLY DENIED THAT ANYONE FROM FACEBOOK HAD GOTTEN IN TOUCH WITH THEM.
“NO!” THE SISTERS REPLIED IN UNISON, WHEN INGRAHAM ASKED. “WE HAVE NOT BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH FACEBOOK. WE HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED. WE HAVE NOT SPOKEN WITH ANYONE OVER THE PHONE, SO THAT WAS A LIE,” DIAMOND ADDED.
And A Final Point – Facebook Complains About Cambridge Analytica Being a Data Breach. Yet, Facebook Did the Same Thing When It Gave The 2012 Obama Campaign Direct Access to The Personal Data of Facebook Users in Violation of Its Internal Rules