Facebook Deplatforms Diamond and Silk Because They're 'Unsafe to the Community'
Facebook has been censoring the pro-Trump comedy duo Diamond and Silk, supposedly out of concern that they are "unsafe to the community," but more likely because they are two funny and influential black women who strongly support President Trump.
The charismatic pair posted the news on their Facebook page Friday night, saying that the social media giant had come to the decision after corresponding with them for over six months.
“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."
The duo went on to say that it took “6 Months, 29 days, 5 hrs, 40 minutes and 43 seconds” to get a response, and that Facebook told them the decision was “final and it is not appeal-able in any way.” In other words, it wasn't a snap decision made by some rogue SJW employee.
“This is deliberate bias, censorship and discrimination. These tactics are unacceptable and we want answers!” the duo wrote.
They posed several questions to Facebook management, including, “What is unsafe about two Blk-women supporting the President Donald J. Trump?”
That is a very good question. The women are rated PG (except for that one time Lynnette Hardaway called Megyn Kelly a b*tch while sister Rochelle Richardson made a loud bleeping noise in an attempt to censor the expletive).
What is the objection? What is it about them exactly that makes them "unsafe" to the "community"?
"They gave us no rationale," said Richardson on Fox and Friends Sunday morning. "The only thing they told us was that it was unsafe for the community," she said. "We are two women of color," she added, pointing out that she and her sister "don't sell drugs" or belong to a gang.
"It's offensive, it's appalling!" Richardson exclaimed. She posed a question for Facebook. "Why are you censoring two women of color -- two black women?" she asked. "Why are you not allowing our ... followers and likes to view our content because YOU deem it unsafe and you can't even give us an explanation as to why?"
"Listen, we built this from ground up, one person at a time," she added. "At least let OUR followers and OUR likes see and view our content."
Richardson likened Facebook to a dictator. "Who makes the determination of what's unsafe?" she asked. "Because I've seen a lot of things on Facebook -- shooters, and killers and people being beat with stilettos -- they let that get millions of views and that seems unsafe to me!"
The sisters said they were going to continue to fight the social media giant.
"Facebook is going to get this together!" Richardson declared. "Because we not afraid of no Facebook!" She quipped that they would have to get their act together or they'd wind up being "a face without the book."
Diamond and Silk's takes on President Trump are smart, funny, and dangerously infectious.
Back during the primaries -- even though I wasn't for Trump -- I found their commentary highly entertaining. They made me laugh, even when I didn't agree with them. That's what is "unsafe" about Diamond and Silk. They are charming and influential and way, way off the liberal reservation.
These women aren't "unsafe to the community." They're unsafe to the the left's preferred narrative about Donald Trump and his supporters -- which is that he's a "racist" and so are his supporters. Diamond and Silk's enthusiastic support for the president throws a huge monkey-wrench into that false narrative and makes lefties feel "unsafe."