Diamond and Silk, two vloggers who became famous off the 2016 election thanks to President Donald Trump and Fox News, took to the conservative network on Thursday to walk back claims they made earlier this week that Facebook hadn’t contacted them to resolve an ongoing issue in which their fan page was deemed “unsafe to the community.”
Facebook “reached out via Twitter,” the two women claimed on Your World with Neil Cavuto Thursday. “They told us that they had been trying to get in contact with us.”
“We’ve been in interviews all day, but we will be reaching back out to them,” they added.
The issue with the Diamond and Silk fan page was a central point of focus for Republicans during Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day testimony in front of Congress on user data and privacy concerns. Several lawmakers grilled Zuckerberg on whether the platform had a political bias toward conservative content creators, to which the founder of the site vehemently denied any wrongdoing.
“Our team made an enforcement error,” he explained. “We have already gotten in touch with [Diamond and Silk] to reverse it.”
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The company confirmed in a statement to the Washington Post earlier this week it had “communicated directly with Diamond and Silk about this issue.”
Still, the two vloggers have been telling right-wing publications that they hadn’t heard from Facebook all week long. The two told Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle and the Daily Caller on Wednesday they hadn’t receiving anything from the site.
“No one has been in communication with Diamond and Silk,” they said Wednesday.
The night before making those claims on Fox News and online, Facebook representatives tried calling Diamond and Silk on their personal phone numbers, the Daily Beast reported.
Now, the two say the issue isn’t that Facebook didn’t attempt to resolve the matter — but that’s its continuing to impact their engagement on the social media platform.
“Algorithms were put in place where our fans and followers that liked our page didn’t receive notifications,” they said on Thursday. “We’re not terrorists … get them algorithms off of conservative page!”
Watch a clip of the interview via Fox News above.
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