DIAMOND & SILK TESTIFY BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. : Examine domination of political dialogue on politics by Facebook

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Diamond and Silk testify before House Committee on April 26, 2018. Screenshot of coverage via Facebook. 

DIAMOND & SILK TESTIFY BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE IN WASHINGTON, D. C: Examine domination of political dialogue on politics by Facebook

Facebook labeled conservative commentators
Diamond & Silk as “unsafe” for Facebook users. 

Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson testified before the House Judiciary Committee on April 26, 2018 about the way that social media giants Facebook and Google put a strangle hold on conservative speech. Democrats on the committee, in constrast to leftists in the Democratic Party who shut down free speech at college campuses, suddenly became free speech advocates and cited First Amendment restrictions on Congress being able to anything about private companies like Facebook and Twitter who block or restrick conservatives and their political views.

In answer to questions by House members Diamond and Silk made these statements: 

“how can we pull ourselves up by our bootstraps if you silence us?”

“It’s not fair to change the rules in the middle of the game and people are left out to dry and that’s not fair”

“No voices should be censored and this should be a platform to express all ideas.”

“Mark Zuckerberg lied, they never reached out to us.”

“Obama didn’t do anything for the black community, look at Chicago, he didn’t do anything for Chicago.”

Rep Lieu (D. Calif.) We have no business trying to regulate content and speech

Congressman Lieu: We can’t tell Facebook what content to censor, we can’t tell Facebook to carry Diamond & Silk, we don’t want to be like Russia and China, everyone has a right to monetize, you pay Facebook for ads, they don’t care, we have no business setting up rules for private companies, it is completely ridiculous to regulate content and not have the government intervene, it is far worse to have the government regulate content, how do we write a bill like that, this entire hearing has no constitutional point, we are not going to regulate a company for content.

When we tried the stupid Fairness Doctrine, it went into the wastebasket, intervening into Facebook and Google, we should let the marketplace regulate it.

 

FACEBOOK SAYS DIAMOND & SILK ARE “UNSAFE” TO THE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY BUT ALLOWS CHARLESTON HARRIS TO HAVE A PHOTO OF A WOMAN HAVING SEX WITH A HORSE AS HIS “PROFILE” PHOTO

Facebook calls Trump supporters a danger to the community but allows this profile photo for Charleston Harris of a woman having sex with a horse

 

 

Prof. Waldman: “Facebook is under no obligation to provide editorial control to prevent false statements.” in answer to Florida Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), a question about why is Facebook allowing photo-shopped photos that falsely depict people and political commentary. 

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