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Facebook won't appear at hearing with Diamond and Silk

Diamond and Silk speak on stage at a Trump rally
Video personalities Diamond and Silk speak at a Trump campaign rally. Photo: Johnny Louis/WireImage

Facebook said Wednesday it won't attend a House Judiciary Committee hearing later this week featuring two conservative video personalities, Diamond and Silk, who have accused the social platform of limiting the reach of their videos.

Why it matters: The company would have been exposing itself to some tough exchanges if it had appeared at the hearing, which will likely focus on how web platforms treat conservative views — though Facebook has denied charges of a company-wide bias against conservatives. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the issue multiple times during his more than 10 hours of congressional testimony earlier this month.