Elder Patriot – Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known by their Facebook followers and legions of Trump supporters as Diamond and Silk, have become the face of Facebook’s censorship of conservative’s pages.
They will be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee along with the CEO of the News Media Alliance David Chavern and Corynne McSherry of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Joining them will be Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) who President Trump has endorsed to fill retiring Senator Bob Corker’s seat.
The committee hearing is being held to “examine social media filtering and policing practices.” This is a topic that Blackburn has been all over.
According to the press release:
“This hearing will focus on what metrics social media platforms use to moderate content, how filtering decisions are made, and whether viewpoints have been silenced on some of the most popular and widely used platforms.”
Diamond and Silk actually had their Facebook page censored for a period because they were deemed “unsafe for the community.”
Watch this interview and decide for yourself if you think they’re unsafe:
“We are not unsafe. We are not animals. We are two black chicks who are down with politics that are patriotic, that loves our country, that loves our president and that loves his agenda.”
That puts Diamond and Silk in the mainstream of American thought.
As Mark Zuckerberg deflected and admitted ignorance about one question after another during his testimony two weeks ago it became apparent that someone else has to be in charge at Facebook. Our bet that is Sheryl Sandberg, his second in command.
Sandberg came to Facebook from Google and staffed senior level positions with at least 45 Obama and Clinton operatives. For that she was in line to be named Treasury Secretary had Hillary Clinton become our president. You can connect the dots.
Two “woke” black women expressing mainstream views can only be deemed unsafe to those who wish to keep us divided. Silencing them, or limiting their reach, is one way that Facebook is using its vast persuasive powers to influence the outcome of the 2018 election.
It’s more important than ever before in our nation’s history to demand Congress protect the free speech rights of every American. That includes not only the right to speak but also the right of others to hear you if they choose to.