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.”
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.
me tell you something right now," Blackburn interjected. "Diamond
and Silk is not terrorism!"
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.
in that specific case, our team made an enforcement error and we
have already gotten in touch with them to reverse it," he
and Silk, whose real names are are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle
Richardson, appeared onFox
Ingraham Anglefor the second day
in a row to discuss Zuckerberg's testimony to lawmakers on Capitol
women vehemently denied that anyone from Facebook had gotten in
touch with them.
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.
pointed out that Zuckerberg's testimony Wednesday marked the
second time in two days he had claimed the problem had been dealt
you go to the site of our Facebook page right now, you will see
where people are still having issues with liking and following our
page," Silk insisted. "Nothing has been resolved and no
one has been in communication with Diamond and Silk."
said they were happy Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook had made a
mistake by deplatforming them, but added that they still want to
talk directly with him so he can “rectify” the situation and “make