Facebook, in their efforts to make their site safe for their users, has decided to censor two problematic figures: YouTubers Diamond and Silk. These ladies are known for their staunch support of President Donald Trump. They have made several videos attacking the left and promoting conservative viewpoints.
Apparently, the social media company has blocked the duo’s posts from the timelines of their millions of followers. Facebook also made sure that Diamond and Silk’s followers do not receive notifications when they publish content. The Trump supporters posted about their interactions with Facebook.
Diamond and Silk stated that they had reached out to Facebook to resolve the matter. Facebook responded: “The Policy team has come to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community.” The company also stated that their decision was “final” and not “appealable in any way.”
To get to the bottom of this issue, we decided to talk with officials representing Facebook.
Facebook Targets Diamond And Silk
Facebook employees confirmed that they did target Diamond and Silk. Joe Gerbels, Facebook’s newly-hired Minister of Propaganda stated that the company is committed to protecting the American public by targeting those who engage in “unsafe speech.” He said, “Facebook is a platform for all kinds of different opinions. Diamond and Silk should certainly have the right to express any views they wish, as long as they help us spread our leftist ideology and turn the United States into a communist nation. Anything outside of that is pretty much unsafe.”
Of course, Gerbels’ statements are not surprising. Like YouTube and Twitter, Facebook has decided to use their influence to ensure that pro-Trump views are minimized. However, it wasn’t clear why they would take such harsh action against Diamond and Silk, who have already been demonetized on YouTube. After all, they are no different from any other conservative personalities, right?
Is The Left Afraid Of Diamond And Silk?
Apparently, Facebook, like much of the left seems to be terrified by people like Diamond and Silk. Why? Well, it has to do with race and gender. Diamond and Silk are conservative black women who are gung-ho about President Trump. As with other conservative minorities, the pair presents a problem for the left.
Maureen Ubermensch, the president of feminist advocacy group “All Men Need To Die Horribly,” told us that dealing with outspoken conservative minorities is a challenge for many on the left. “That’s what makes this so difficult — and scary,” she complained. “Normally, when conservatives start spouting their views, we can just get rid of them by calling them racists and sexists. That doesn’t work on Diamond and Silk because they’re black women.”
According to Ubermensch, this puts people on the far-left in a difficult position. “They’re like, immune to accusations of racism and sexism, and that’s what makes them unsafe for our community. If we want to oppose them, we’d have to actually argue ideas. Who wants to do that?”
Contrary to popular belief, censoring Diamond and Silk was not Facebook’s first strategy. They tried other methods to get them to fall in line. Gary Goosestep, a content manager at Facebook stated that the company did everything they could to get Diamond and Silk to see reason. “I mean, we threw everything we had at them. We tried calling them Aunt Jemimas. We tried bribing them with fried chicken and watermelon, because that’s what black people like, right? But none of it worked.”
I asked if attempting to bribe two black women with fried chicken and watermelon was a bit racist. Goosestep scoffed, “Dude, I’m not racist. I voted for Obama — twice! I’d have voted for a third term if I could! I just feel that these uppity blacks need to do their duty, stay in their lane, and vote for left-wing candidates. What’s wrong with that?”
Is Facebook Intolerant Of Opposing Views?
Naturally, Facebook denies that they are limiting diversity of thought on their platform. They insist that they are committed to allowing diverse opinions to be expressed equally.
In response to Diamond and Silk’s accusations, Facebook’s spokesman Heinz Heinrich issued the following statement:
“The notion that we would suppress opinions is absurd. Facebook values all types of different ideas. We make sure that all types of different viewpoints can be expressed. These include ideas like intersectionality, socialism, communism, Obamaism, anti-Trumpism, and globalism. See how different they all sound?
We will not censor any type of speech unless it is conservative or pro-Trump. We consider these subjects to be unsafe, and if you disagree, you are nothing but a capitalistic schweinhund!”
I’m not sure why Facebook’s statement was read in a German accent — I suppose it sounds better that way, but it doesn’t matter. The social media giant is standing up for its left-wing views and it is willing to do what is necessary to eliminate the dire threat posed by two black conservative women who make pro-Trump videos on YouTube.
Meanwhile, sensible Americans might be a bit puzzled at the company’s overreaction against Diamond and Silk. But who cares? According to the left, these people don’t know anything anyway.