Fiery Diamond & Silk Call Out Zuckerberg: Facebook Becoming Dems' 'Political Playground'
Facebook's alleged censorship of social media stars Lynnette "Diamond" Hardaway and Rochelle "Silk" Richardson took center stage on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress.
Diamond and Silk, two outspoken supporters of President Trump, accused Facebook Monday night of discrimination and censorship after they said the social media giant branded them as “unsafe to the community.”
Facebook later backtracked, but Diamond and Silk claim there are still algorithms in place that make it difficult for their fans to view their content -- and other conservatives' content -- on Facebook.
During Tuesday's hearing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asked Zuckerberg about Facebook's "pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship," pointing to Diamond and Silk. Zuckerberg said he is also concerned about political bias in the tech industry, and he tries to root that out at Facebook.
On "Fox & Friends," Diamond and Silk said they have a message for Zuckerberg: "We are not unsafe!"
"If he was concerned about his platform being a place for all ideas, then why would he put algorithms in place to censor some ideas?" Diamond said. "And why is he turning Facebook into a political playground for Democrats?"
She added that Zuckerberg never answered why they -- two conservative black women -- were deemed "unsafe to the community."
During Zuckerberg's second day of testimony on Wednesday, she said she wants lawmakers to further press him on why Facebook is biased toward conservatives.
"What is he going to do to rectify this with Diamond and Silk? Because we are not unsafe to our community."