President Trump supporters Diamond and Silk accused Facebook of discrimination and censorship after being labeled “unsafe to the community.”
The outspoken Trump fans discussed their outrage with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham over the social media’s “offensive” and “appalling” response to their months-long inquiry as to why there was a drop in engagement on their Facebook page.
“They kept giving us the run around, ‘nothing is wrong with your page,’ ‘there’s nothing wrong with it,’ ‘we don’t know’ … It was just back and forth, back and forth,” Diamond said. “The straw was the other day when they wrote and said that they deem our content and our brand ‘unsafe to the community.”
Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, who became popular because of their enthusiastic support of Trump during and after the election campaign, have been wrangling with Facebook since September in an attempt to get answers as to why “millions of people who have liked and/or followed our page no longer receives notification and why our page, post and video reach was reduced by a very large percentage.”
….Facebook. Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 3:40 PM: “The Policy team has came to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community.” Yep, this was FB conclusion after 6 Months, 29 days, 5 hrs, 40 minutes and 43 seconds. Oh and guess what else…
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) April 7, 2018
Facebook finally informed them: “The Policy team has come to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community.”
“When you say that you deem us ‘unsafe to the community’, what you’re saying is that we are a danger to our community,” Diamond said. “It’s offensive, it’s appalling, I look at this as discrimination … This is censorship. You are censoring our voices.”
Ingraham pointed out that while the women were considered dangerous, similar qualifications were not made about other groups on Facebook, notably Antifa, Planned Parenthood and anti-Trump groups. Silk blasted the discrimination as a ‘defamation of our character.”
The social media giant walked back its original statement, saying the situation was not handled properly and they had directly “communicated” with the women to set things right.
“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,” a Facebook spokesperson told Fox News in a statement.
Diamond refuted the claim.
“They never communicated to us. The last communication that we got was they deemed us unsafe to the community,” she said, blasting Facebook for its “lie.”
Ingraham noted that the bottom line is the left is “afraid of both of you” and is doing what it can to silence the two black conservative Trump-supporting women.
“We do not fit their status quo or their narrative,” Silk said. “They’re trying to deem us as dumb and as ignorant, as uneducated. Oh honey, we are very smart. We see through all of their b.s.”