Facebook joins Twitter’s censorship on the New York Post blockbuster story after its policy communications director’s tweet announcing the “reduction” of the story’s distribution.
The Post story that gained massive attention details an email from a Burisma executive thanking Hunter Biden for introducing him to former US Vice President Joe Biden. The controversial email then disproves Joe Biden’s insistent denial that he never discussed his son’s business deals.
The megahit story also details how the email was uncovered from a MacBook Pro with a sticker “Beau Biden Foundation.”
Facebook’s former staffer and current policy communications director, Andy Stone, announced the suppression on Twitter on Wednesday, shortly after the report was published.
“While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want to be clear that this story is eligible to be fact-checked by Facebook’s third-party fact-checking partners. In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform,” Stone wrote.
The director did not specify which third-party fact-checker will conduct the act, yet doubts cloud on Facebook’s credibility is actually performing “fact-checks.” Previously, the platform’s biased judgment and censorship focused on pro-life videos, articles from the conservatives, and removal of President Trump’s campaign ads.
Biden’s apparent use of influence displays his request to remove President Trump’s posts about the connection between voter fraud and absentee ballots.
Ironically, Facebook’s suppression of the Post story is the kind of election interference they have sworn to fight against.