Partisan politics at the intersection of social media was bound to happen. And it has. While Silicon Valley has always been left-leaning, Facebook has apparently taken it to a next level in their censorship of Republican supporting bloggers “Silk and Diamond”–characterizing them as [sic] “dangerous”.
Congressional lawmakers aggressively debated Facebook’s treatment of Trump-supporting sisters Diamond and Silk in grilling the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, during day 2 of Capitol Hill testimony.
Typically reserved Rep. Bill Long, a Missouri Republican, presented a picture of the two women and asked Zuckerberg to identify them.
‘I believe that, is that Diamond and Silk?’ Zuckerberg asked.
Long replied. ‘That is Diamond and Silk, two biological sisters from North Carolina, I might point out they’re African-American, and their content was deemed by your folks to be “unsafe…”. ‘Diamond and Silk have a question for you. And that question is, “What is unsafe about two black women supporting President Donald J. Trump?”‘ .
Additional Republican lawmakers asked the “Facebook Kingpin” questions about the Right Wing sisters over his two days of testimony on Capitol Hill. ‘Well Congressman, nothing is unsafe about that,’ Zuckerberg responded.
Additional Republican lawmakers asked the “Facebook Kingpin” questions about the Right Wing sisters over his two days of testimony on Capitol Hill.