The YouTube stars known as “Diamond and Silk” say 95 percent of their videos are no longer monetized because their pro-Trump content has been deemed “not suitable for all advertisers.” (Twitter, Diamond and Silk)

Popular conservatives, and stalwart supporters of President Donald Trump, Diamond and Silk, plan to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next week concerning the censoring of conservatives on social media platforms like Facebook.

The House Judiciary Committee announced the following:

On Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to examine social media filtering and policing practices. This hearing will focus on what metrics social media platforms use to moderate content, how filtering decisions are made, and whether viewpoints have been silenced on some of the most popular and widely used platforms.

Diamond and Silk will be part of a panel that will include News Media Alliance CEO David Chavern and the Legal Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation Corynne McSherry.

Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson were considered by Facebook to be “unsafe for the community” and claim that their videos were being censored. Diamond and Silk contend that Facebook did not respond to their request to correct the social media giant’s censoring actions.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg apologized for “an enforcement error” in a Congressional hearing; however, reports and emails show that Facebook tried multiple times to reach out to the fervent Trump supporters.

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Jeremy Spencer
Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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