Diamond and Silk: Zuckerberg Lied, 'We Have Not Been Contacted'
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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.