Ted Cruz puts Zuckerberg in the hot seat for Facebook's censorship of conservatives

Ted Cruz puts Zuckerberg in the hot seat for Facebook’s censorship of conservatives

The State

Conservative video bloggers Diamond and Silk said Thursday that Facebook has gotten in touch with them, a day after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers a situation with the Trump-supporting sisters had been remedied.

VIDEO: Clip from joint hearing where Senator Cruz calls Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to account for his company’s decision to ban conservatives like ‘Diamond and Silk’ with 1.2 million followers.


‘Facebook has finally reached out to us through Twitter, we will keep you posted!’ Diamond and Silk posted to their Facebook page Thursday morning.

For the last two days on Capitol Hill, the sisters were brought up by a number of Republican lawmakers who wanted to question Zuckerberg about censorship on his platform and anti-conservative bias.

The video bloggers, who served as an occasional warm-up act to President Trump during the 2016 campaign,  claimed that Facebook slowed down the reach of their content.

On Tuesday Washington Post published an email they received from Facebook, which said, ‘The policy team has come to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community.’

 ‘This decision is final and it is non-appeal-able in any way,’ the email read.

Facebook acknowledged sending the message, but said its contents were ‘inaccurate.’

‘We have communicated directly with Diamond And Silk about this issue. The message they received last week was inaccurate and not reflective of the way we communicate with our community and the people who run Pages on our platform,’ Facebook’s spokeswoman Sarah Pollack said. ‘We have provided them with more information about our policies and the tools that are applicable to their Page and look forward to the opportunity to speak with them.’

This article continues at [UK Daily Mail] Facebook finally gets in touch with Diamond and Silk a day AFTER Zuckerberg told Congress censoring Trump loving video stars was an ‘error’ (
and social network uses Twitter to do it)

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