President Trump's Favorite Coons Diamond & Silk Deliver False Statements Under Oath

27 April, 2018, 00:36 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Pro-Trump social media stars Diamond and Silk unleash testimony before Congress — live updates

Hardaway told Democratic Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee from Texas that Diamond and Silk hadn't been paid by Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, despite Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings which state the opposite. Again, they doubled down and, contrary to the FEC filings, said they had never been paid for consulting.

Richardson then claimed that the Trump campaign had made a "mistake" in listing them as field consultants, while claiming that the campaign had simply been reimbursed for travel expenses incurred while campaigning for Trump.

The focus of the hearing is what metrics social media platforms use to filter content, while the social media stars accuse Facebook and others of censoring their content and diminishing its reach. Lynette "Diamond" Hardaway said that Facebook had stopped the pair from monetizing videos for "six months, 29 days, five hours, 43 minutes, and 40 seconds".

"This is a stupid and ridiculous hearing", said Rep. Ted Lieu, California Democrat.

Diamond and Silk, sisters whose real names are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, stuck to their story that their Facebook page had been "blocked" for being conservative, and that they had no financial relationship with the Trump campaign, even as lawmakers presented them with direct evidence to the contrary.

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In addition to Diamond and Silk, the hearing includes testimony from Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn; Electronic Frontier Foundation Legal Director Corynne McSherry; News Media Alliance CEO David Chavern; and New York Law School Innovation Center for Law and Technology Director Ari Waldman.

"I don't see you walking up to a white person and say, 'Oh, you shouldn't be monetizing". At one point fellow "African-Americans" Diamond & Silk let him have it.

"I respect your game", Jeffries replied. For example, they claimed that Facebook has "censored" their page (which has about 1.2 million followers) because of their "conservative" beliefs, but demonstrable research conducted by the outlet debunks their claims.

"We were being censored", Diamond said in a separate interview on "Fox & Friends" Thursday morning. "When we reached out to Facebook for an explanation, they gave us the run around".

"The Policy team has come to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community".

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