Too late: Facebook reconsiders ‘unsafe for community’ label against Diamond and Silk

On Monday, Fox News reported that after the outspoken and popular pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk appeared on Fox and Friends to announce that Facebook had labeled them “unsafe” for their “community,” the company is backtracking and will reconsider that label.

“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.

According to Fox:

After being deemed “unsafe to the community” by Facebook’s public policy team, Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson went on “Fox & Friends” and said they were provided with no reason why their videos were labeled as unsafe.

“They gave us no rationale,” the sisters said on Sunday. “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?”

The social media stars added that the labeling started seven months ago, when they “noticed that there was a pause on our page, one day we were doing good and then it just dropped. People were not receiving notifications, our posts were not showing up on their feed.”

Fox said that a Facebook spokesperson initially said the company’s policy team had concerns about their online rhetoric and declared them unsafe.

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But it seems the latest move by the social media company is a mere public-relations ploy intended to provide cover as CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before Congress.  An online protest, dubbed “Faceblock,” asks users of the site to boycott Facebook on April 11, the day Zuckerberg will testify.

In reality, the mask has been ripped off and Facebook has finally exposed itself for what many have said it really is — a far-left echo chamber engaged in an effort to silence conservative voices.


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Joe Newby

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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