Conservative bloggers “Diamond and Silk” called out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for telling Congress that officials had reached the duo to correct an “enforcement error.”
“We have not communicated, nor have we talked to Mark Zuckerberg or any Facebook representative,” the North Carolina-based sisters, whose real names are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, said in a post on the site late Wednesday.
They said their “last communication with FB was on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 3:40 p.m., when they emailed us and said: We were ‘unsafe to the community.'”
In his two days of testimony on Capitol Hill, at least four lawmakers pelted Zuckerberg with questions about the pair and whether Facebook censored conservatives.
“Why is Facebook censoring conservative bloggers such as Diamond and Silk?” asked Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton during his Wednesday appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
“Facebook called them unsafe to the community,” Barton said. “That is ludicrous. They hold conservative views.
“That isn’t unsafe,” he said. “What’s your response?”
“In that specific case, our team made an enforcement error,” Zuckerberg responded. “And we have already gotten in touch with them to reverse it.”
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., later told Zuckerberg: “Let me tell you something right now. Diamond and Silk is not terrorism.”
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