It shouldn’t be a hard question to answer, should it?
Facebook has been the big issue of conversation this week.
Cambridge Analytica. Data. Security.
But the burning question many of us had wanted somebody to ask was referenced by Ted Cruz, and then asked more directly by Tim Scott
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.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".
Posted by Tim Scott on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
What is it about two black women espousing their support of the president of the United States that makes them ‘unsafe’ for the community?
They aren’t bullies. They aren’t violent. They aren’t inciting riots. I don’t always agree with their methodology or even some of their statements. But I don’t have to agree with them. That’s the beauty of the First Amendment, isn’t it?
Tell me, if they were two African American liberals espousing their views about a liberal political figure, would they too be considered ‘unsafe’? I don’t think they would.
If you’re Russians trying to influence the elections, kick them off. But they didn’t. If you’re inciting violence and hate, kick them off, absolutely. But if you’re two African American conservative women sharing your somewhat colorful but ultimately harmless opinions, I’d like to think that’s okay for the community.
Just so you know; We have not communicated nor have we talk to Mark Zuckerberg or any @facebook Representative. Our last communication with FB was on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 3:40pm when they emailed us and said:
"We Were Unsafe to the Community" pic.twitter.com/hA2GRtqHAS
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) April 12, 2018
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