GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn to Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Diamond and Silk is NOT terrorism’ — Video

While appearing before a House committee on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got schooled by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., after a faux pas in which he seemed to carelessly lump the popular pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk with terrorists.

“I’d like to ask you, do you subjectively manipulate with your algorithms to prioritize or censor speech?” she asked.

“Congresswoman, we don’t think about what we are doing as censoring speech. I think that there are types of content like terrorism that I think we all agree we do not want to have on our service. So we build systems that can identify those and can remove that content and we’re very proud of that work,” Zuckerberg said in an apparent effort to dodge the question with a generic answer.

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Blackburn, however, didn’t appreciate his response.

“Let me tell you something right now. Diamond and Silk is not terrorism,” Blackburn shot back.  She wasn’t able to pursue the matter further since she was already at the end of her time limit.

Here’s video of the entire exchange:

Reaction on Twitter was predictable:

Another person added:


Either that, or he’s was trying to avoid another showdown like he had with Sen. Ted Cruz.

There is, however, another possibility.  Maybe he really does think that those who support Donald Trump are like ISIS…

H/T: Twitchy


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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