President Trump’s favored flamboyant YouTube stars Diamond And Silk have an ally in another flamboyant Trump supporter: Roseanne Barr.
“Diamond and Silk are comedians-stop censoring them!” Barr tweeted in support of the duo.
Roseanne Barr’s latest episode of her hit show “Roseanne,” which sympathizes with the likes of Diamond & Silk, enjoyed 13.5 million viewers.
Earlier this week, Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson discovered that Facebook had selectively used algorithms to censor their page because they were supposedly “unsafe to the community.” As public outcry mounted, a spokesperson from Facebook told Fox News on Tuesday that the classification of Diamond And Silk would be given a second look.
“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,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We have provided them with more information about our policies and the tools that are applicable to their Page and look forward to the opportunity to speak with them.”
Diamond And Silk have not relented in their attacks on Facebook. Appearing on Fox News Wednesday, the Trump-supporting duo said Zuckerberg is responsible for turning their platform into a “political playground” for Democrats.
“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?”
Zuckerberg has certainly taken heat for the censoring of Diamond And Silk during his congressional testimony. In two days, both Sen. Ted Cruz and Tennessee GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn have publicly questioned him as to why Diamond And Silk and other conservatives have been censored.
“Let me tell you something right now,” Blackburn said to the Facebook founder. “Diamond and Silk is not terrorism.”