GOP Sen. Tim Scott shreds Facebook for censorship: Diamond and Silk are hardly ‘unsafe to the community’

On Wednesday, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., shredded Facebook for its censorship of conservative speech, specifically, the company’s decision that the outspoken and popular pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk are “unsafe” for the site’s “community.”

“In a bit of irony, I’m posting video from our HELP Committee hearing today. As I’m sure many of you know, Mark Zuckerberg is on the Hill to testify today, and though I’m not on the Commerce or Judiciary Committees where he is being questioned, I did want to take the opportunity to express my concerns with Facebook seemingly censoring conservative views,” he said in a post on Facebook.

He added:

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Russians trying to influence our elections? Kick them off. Racists or others trying to incite violence and hate? Goodbye forever. But @Diamond And Silk? Two black women sharing their conservative views? They are hardly “unsafe to the community”.

Here’s the video he posted:

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before a Senate committee to answer for the company’s handling of private user data and other issues.  As we reported earlier, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, cornered Zuckerberg for his censorship of conservative views.

Facebook, Diamond and Silk said, declared their content and brand “unsafe” in an email explaining why their material is not being seen by the more than 1 million users who like their page.  Facebook later told Fox News they discussed the issue with the two ladies, but they countered, saying they never spoke to anyone from the company.

Zuckerberg is set to appear before a House committee on Wednesday, the same day that an online protest called “Faceblock” is scheduled to take place.

H/T Gateway Pundit


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