Under questioning from Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg just admitted that the social media company made and “enforcement error” when it blocked videos from the pro-Trump duo, Diamond and Silk:
#Zuckerberg says Facebook made an "enforcement error" when they censored @DiamondandSilk. ?
— Amanda House (@AmandaLeeHouse) April 11, 2018
Rep. Joe Barton from Texas said his constituents want to know whether Facebook is censoring conservative viewpoints, a complaint the company has yet to successfully dodge, brings up Diamond and Silk's suspension, which #Zuckerberg says was "an enforcement error."
— Molly Wood (@mollywood) April 11, 2018
Zuckerberg is asked why Facebook suppressed conservative bloggers @DiamondandSilk's page. He responds: "In that specific case, our team made an enforcement error and we have gotten in touch with them to reverse it."
— Tasneem N (@TasneemN) April 11, 2018
This question wasn’t asked, however:
The question that WASN'T asked, but should have been:
How did the "enforcement error" happen? And why do these "enforcement errors" only seem to happen to conservatives?#ZuckHearing #Zuckerberg
— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) April 11, 2018
As of yesterday, however, there’s been no communication from Facebook:
Let us be clear; @facebook has NOT communicated directly with @DiamondandSilk. We haven't spoken to Mark Zuckerberg or any representative from Facebook. pic.twitter.com/GthvutECRa
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) April 10, 2018
It looks like Zuck didn’t want to repeat yesterday’s encounter with Sen. Ted Cruz:
'Brought the HAMMER'! WATCH: Ted Cruz faces off with Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook's 'censorship' of conservatives https://t.co/oQznLtWKu7
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 11, 2018
Exit question: Doesn’t this admission, under oath, open Facebook up to a civil suit? Imagine what discovery would look like if Facebook has to divulge every conservative outlet it has censored and why.
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