Social media stars Diamond & Silk appeared before Congress on Thursday.While they were tesifying about censorship and discrimination practiced by Facebook, the duo went off.
The two went toe-to-toe with Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), who tore into the two women by claim they are “bashing Facebook” and making “a ton of money” while using it.
Diamond & Silk responded by saying they were just bringing the issue of conservatives being censored “to the light.” They also claimed they have not made a ton of money due to this censorship. They claim they were demonetized for six months.
Rep. Johnson still contended, “You still selling merchandise.”
Per Daily Wire:
The women then went off on the congressman, suggesting his indifference over the issue was rooted in partisanship. If they were liberal and Facebook had a conservative bias, they suggested, there would be hell to pay.
“Let me say this, here” started Diamond, whose real name is Lynette Hardaway. “If the shoe was on the other foot and Mark Zuckerberg was a conservative and we were liberals, all fences and all chains would have broke loose. You know it, and I know it. But what I find appalling is that these Democrats don’t want to take up for our voice.”
“We are African-American women. If illegal aliens can come over here and build businesses, why can’t we?” Diamond added, after plugging their page on Facebook. “You don’t have a right to silence my voice!” she said.
When Mr. Johnson again alluded to the fact that these women were already making enough money and seemingly brushing off the alleged censorship, Diamond scolded him for “shaming” them for making money.
“Rather than diamonds, you’re seeking money,” said Johnson.
“Well, you know what, if Facebook is a platform for you to make money, then so be it. Everybody else do it,” Diamond retorted. “And don’t make us feel guilty because we and other people that’s built their brand page want to make money. We’ve spent plenty of money!”
Watch the video – Diamond & Silk go off!
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As part of a prepared statement which was prepared by CBN News, the women slammed Facebook for their censorship:
“Facebook along with other social media sites have taken aggressive actions to silence conservative voices such as ourselves by deliberately restricting and weaponizing our page with algorithms that censored and suppress our free speech…We’ve also noticed how someone with a liberal point of view that spewed hate against the President can garner up to 19 million views with only 539,000 followers, yet we have 1.2 million followers and only received 13,000 views on our video.”
Watch the entire testimony here: