Pro-President Donald Trump social media personalities Diamond and Silk denied that Facebook ever reached out to them after their page was labeled “unsafe for the community” by the social media site.
The two women appeared as guests and were asked about CEO’s Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the Senate the day before, on Vince Coglianese and Mary Walter’s “Mornings on the Mall” radio show Tuesday
Facebook spokeswoman Sarah Pollack gave the following statement to The Washington Post about the mislabeling of the women’s page:
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. 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.
Yet when Coglianese asked the two sisters about their page, they said, “We have not heard from Facebook, they have not communicated with us. We haven’t talked to them by phone. We haven’t heard from Facebook.”
When Coglianese pressed back, they called Facebook’s statement to WaPo inaccurate.
A spokesman for the company also told The Daily Caller News Foundation that it had “communicated directly” with Diamond and Silk.
The two became popular during Trump’s run for president in 2016. Their Facebook page hosts various videos and comments about the president’s performance.
However starting around September, the two allege their page was beginning to see restrictions. They received a statement from Facebook on April 5 that called their page “unsafe to the community.”
“The Policy team has came to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community,” the message read. “This decision is final and it is not appeal-able in anyway.”
During Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz mentioned the censoring of their page.
In response, Zuckerberg admitted that Silicon Valley is “an extremely left-leaning place,” but that “I try to root out in the company is making sure we don’t have any bias in the work we do, and I think it is a fair concern that people would wonder about.”