Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted to Congress that his social network made an “enforcement error” when it censored the page of the hilarious Trump-loving duo Diamond and Silk.
“In that specific case, our team made an enforcement error and we have already gotten in touch with them to reverse it,” Zuckerberg told lawmakers Wednesday.
But Diamond and Silk, sisters whose real names are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, say Facebook hasn’t contacted them, according to Fox News.
In an interview, the duo said: “We have not heard from Facebook, they have not communicated with us. We haven’t talked to them by phone. We haven’t heard from Facebook.”
As WND reported, the two noticed six months ago that their page was dropping in engagement. Fans who “liked” the page were no longer receiving notifications of new content. That’s when they wrote and called Facebook to figure out what was happening.
“Finally,” they posted on their page last weekend, “after several emails, chats, phone calls, appeals, beating around the bush, lies and giving us the run-around, Facebook gave us another bogus reason.”
Last Thursday, Facebook officially responded in writing with this statement: “The Policy team has came (sic) to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community.”
Diamond and Silk wrote: “Yep, this was FB conclusion after 6 months, 29 days, 5 hours, 40 minutes and 43 seconds. Oh, and guess what else Facebook said: ‘This decision is final, and it is not appealable in any way.’”
Last Sunday, the sisters told Fox News that Facebook gave them no reason for labeling their videos unsafe.
“They gave us no rationale,” they said. “The only thing they told us is that we are unsafe for the community. We are two women of color, how are we unsafe? We don’t sell drugs, we don’t belong to no gangs. It’s offensive, it’s appalling, it taints our brand. Why are you censoring two black women? Why are you not allowing our viewers to view our content?”
During the hearing this week, Zuckerberg claimed Facebook works diligently to remove some content, like terrorist material, from the site.
That’s when Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., shot back, “Diamond and Silk [are] not terrorism.”
Diamond and Silk, who call themselves “President Donald J. Trump’s most outspoken & loyal supporters,” shot to fame after the Drudge Report linked to several of their videos and they made appearances with then-candidate Trump on the campaign trail in 2016. They make regular appearances on radio and personal appearances are sold out.