April 11, 2018
Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, slammed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his Congressional testimony on Tuesday, accusing the social media platform of being politically biased.
‘There are a great many Americans who I think are deeply concerned that Facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship,’ Cruz said. ‘There have been numerous instances with Facebook.’
One such example that the Texas Republican and former GOP presidential candidate cited had to do with the Trump-supporting sisters, Diamond and Silk.
Diamond and Silk, who campaigned alongside Trump in 2016, had Facebook slow down the reach of their popular videos in which the women push pro-Trump messages.
‘The policy team has come to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community,’ an email from Facebook read, according to the Washington Post. ‘This decision is final and it is non appeal-able in any way.’
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:27 am