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Zuckerberg Says So-Called Censorship Of Diamond And Silk An Error

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Zuckerberg Says So-Called Censorship Of Diamond And Silk An Error
Facebook told the pair of sisters who publish pro-Trump videos that their content and brand was "determined unsafe to the community."
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted during his congressional testimony Wednesday that censoring videos from a pair of sisters known as Diamond and Silk was a mistake. 

The sisters, whose real names are Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, make videos praising President Donald Trump. Diamond and Silk have more than 1.4 million followers on Facebook. 

The women said in September, Facebook started limiting the reach of their videos and limiting them from notifying users about new videos. They reportedly tried to get answers from the social media site for months regarding the so-called censorship. 

Diamond and Silk said Facebook responded in an email that their content and brand was "determined unsafe to the community." The Washington Post reports a Facebook spokeswoman later said that email from a company representative was "inaccurate and not reflective of the way we communicate with our community." 

Zuckerberg answered several questions about the incident during his testimony Wednesday in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  

Zuckerberg said, "In that specific case, our team made an enforcement error, and we have already gotten in touch with them to reverse it."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.