As we and others reported earlier, Facebook, the social media giant once dubbed the “world’s most dangerous censor,” told Fox News they had spoken with Diamond and Silk after declaring them “unsafe” for the “community.” The popular pro-Trump duo, however, said, not so fast.
“We have communicated directly with Diamond And Silk about this issue. The message they received last week was inaccurate and not reflective of the way we communicate with our community and the people who run Pages on our platform. We have provided them with more information about our policies and the tools that are applicable to their Page and look forward to the opportunity to speak with them,” a Facebook spokesperson told Fox News.
The two ladies, however, say that isn’t so.
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) April 10, 2018
They also repeated the statement on Facebook.
Reaction on Twitter was pretty much what one might expect.
We stand with Diamond and Silk, what happens to you happens to us to all of us. Together we stand. Ladies thank you for being a strong voice/force for POTUS on your platform. We need our own sm site.
— Mikala C (@Mikala007007) April 10, 2018
This is a sign of how powerful you two have become. You should be proud of the fear your reach instills in the left! Two woke women of color! Their worst nightmare!
— Kim713 (@kimberae713) April 10, 2018
One person asked:
Can they be held liable for violation of 1st amendment rights?
— Tony Patrone (@TonyPatrone) April 10, 2018
Sadly, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has been interpreted by a federal judge to mean that companies like Facebook are immune from legal action for censorship.
I have a feeling your names will come up when Zuckerberg sits in front of Congress. If not, we all need to take lead as Americans & DEMAND it be STOPPED! There is power in #'s & I know about 70,000,000 people that (if necessary) will march right up 2 Congress & TELL them not ask!
— Conti Tonight Show 🎙️ (@ContiTonight) April 10, 2018
Perhaps, but keep in mind that many of those hearing Zuckerberg’s testimony have accepted campaign donations from Facebook’s PAC, so it’s a bit like two wolves discussing dinner with a sheep…
Some, like this Twitter user, said they would be deleting their Facebook account:
As far as I am concerned, Facebook is done, I am deleting my Facebook
Keep up the good work ladies, I'm with you !
— Reeniebugs (@Reeniezigs) April 10, 2018
Then there was this guy, who offered to take the duo out to lunch.
Can I take you ladies out to lunch..😷😷
— William G Gonzales (@WilliamGGonzal1) April 10, 2018
One person went right to the heart of the matter:
Facebook Just got caught in this HUGE LIE! 😂
— Deplorable Joztavia (@djohardt) April 10, 2018
It certainly seems that’s the case…
- Too late: Facebook reconsiders ‘unsafe for community’ label against Diamond and Silk
- Diamond and Silk to Facebook’s Zuckerberg: ‘Suck it up, buttercup’ — Video
- Facebook to Diamond and Silk: Your content, brand ‘dangerous to the community’
- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Meltdown Mode Over $70 BILLION in Lost Market Share
- New Facebook alternative gives conservatives a ‘site with a purpose’ without the censorship
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