CENSORSHIP: Facebook And Twitter Stop Users Sharing Hunter Biden Story

(PresidentialInsider.com)- Left-wing social media giants Facebook and Twitter limited the reach of stories about Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday.

Facebook and Twitter have stopped people posting links to a New York Post story about the son of the former vice president, with a spokesman for Facebook saying on Twitter that they are “reducing” distribution while they fact check the story.

The new censorship efforts at the notoriously anti-free-speech social media platforms come as leaked emails show how the son of the former vice president communicated with business partners about how he could leverage his father’s position for business deals. Other emails also show how Vadym Pozharskyi, an executive at Ukrainian gas company Burisma, thanked Hunter Biden for introducing him to his father, the then-vice president.

“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together,” the email reads.

Despite Senator Ron Johnson having announced on Wednesday that the evidence was already the focus of an investigation, Twitter took the radical action of locking the New York Post out of its official Twitter account.

Twitter users were also banned from sharing the link to the original New York Post story, either on their public feed or in direct messages to other users.

Republican Senator Josh Hawley criticized Facebook for its decision to reduce the spread of the story in a letter to the social media giant’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

“Is it your normal policy to reduce the distribution of stories on your platform before they have been fact checked?” he asked. “If so, what is your specific policy and where is such policy stated?”

In a Tweet, he also said these actions make him think that Big Tech “wants to buy this election.”