Trump supporters, “Diamond and Silk” have almost 1.3 million Facebook users who have chosen to “like” their page. That means, almost 1.3 million Facebook users have actively chosen to be engaged with their content. The duo became wildly popular after their videos supporting Donald Trump for President went viral during Trump’s presidential campaign, and their social media sites exploded with activity.
Over the past year, they’ve noticed a sharp decrease in traffic on Facebook.
Since September of 2017, “Diamond and Silk” have been asking Facebook about why their reach (the ability for their followers to see their content) has been dropping.
Diamond and Silk’s claims are not manufactured. Like many conservative websites, we too, have found ourselves in a similar situation. After 6 years of dedicating our lives to bringing the truth to Americans who were previously brainwashed by the mainstream media, our 100 Percent FED UP! Facebook page reached just under 1.7 million followers before the bottom fell out. Shortly after Donald Trump won the election, we saw a drop off in the number of people visiting our site. The real drop off, however, didn’t happen until after President Trump won the election. The mainstream media is attempting to dismiss claims that Facebook is censoring conservative media as ludicrous, blaming the drop in visits to conservative websites to the end of the election cycle.
For the sake of comparison, we have included a chart that shows the number of visitors to our website during the month of February 2017 (only one month after President Trump’s inauguration). Since the only money we spent on advertising, was by design, with Facebook (and we spent a considerable amount with them) the majority of our traffic was derived from Facebook. At the bottom left corner, Google analytics is showing that we had 9,270,943 pageviews on our website during the month of February.
Compare those numbers to the numbers we saw in February of 2018. We’ve gone from almost 9.3 million visits to our website in one year to 1.7 million in the same month. What’s changed? 2017 was a non-election year, why has our traffic dropped almost 90%? Since 2018 is an election year, and our articles are mostly political in nature, shouldn’t our traffic by up in 2018?
We literally get hundreds of messages from Facebook users asking us why we no longer appear in their Facebook newsfeed. That’s a great question, Mark Zuckerberg. After years of paying to build an audience on Facebook, why are the people who willingly came to our page and “liked” it, no longer able to see our content in their newsfeed?
Diamond and Silk have asked the same question of Facebook about the massive drop of traffic on their Diamond and Silk Facebook page:
Diamond And Silk have been corresponding since September 7, 2017, with Facebook (owned by Mark Zuckerberg), about their bias censorship and discrimination against D&S brand page. Finally after several emails, chats, phone calls, appeals, beating around the bush, lies, and giving us the run around, Facebook gave us another bogus reason why Millions of people who have liked and/or followed our page no longer receives notification and why our page, post, and video reach was reduced by a very large percentage. Here is the reply from Facebook. Thu, Apr 5, 2018, at 3:40 PM: “The Policy team has came to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community.” Yep, this was FB conclusion after 6 Months, 29 days, 5 hrs, 40 minutes and 43 seconds. Oh and guess what else Facebook said: “This decision is final and it is not appeal-able in any way.” (Note: This is the exact wording that FB emailed to us.)
So our questions to Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg) are:
1. What is unsafe about two Blk-women supporting the President Donald J. Trump?
2. Our FB page has been created since December 2014, when exactly did the content and the brand become unsafe to the community?
3. When you say “community” are you referring to the Millions who liked and followed our page?
4. What content on our page was in violation?
5. If our content and brand was so unsafe to the community, why is the option for us to boost our content and spend money with FB to enhance our brand page still available? Maybe FB should give us a refund since FB censored our reach.
6. Lastly, didn’t FB violate their own policy when FB stopped sending notifications to the Millions of people who liked and followed our brand page?
This is deliberate bias censorship and discrimination. These tactics are unacceptable and we want answers!
~Diamond and Silk
Watch Diamond and Silk explain their frustration with Facebook on Fox News today:
Diamond and Silk say their reach on Facebook has dramatically reduced prompting them to seek answers from Facebook.After giving them the runaround for months, Facebook responded with, “The Policy team has came to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community.” Even worse, Facebook said their ‘decision is final and it is not appeal-able in any way.’‘If a Private Bakery Has to Go Against Their Christian Values to Bake a Cake Then Zuckerberg Has to Allow us to Speak Our Truth’
Posted by David Croom on Sunday, April 8, 2018