The New York Post has been censored by social media giants Twitter and Facebook over an expose that they put together on Hunter and Joe Biden.
The report highlighted emails that documented proof that Hunter had introduced Joe Biden to a Ukrainian business man less than a year before he threatened to withhold US funding unless a particular prosecutor was removed.
The New York Post reported:
The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email reads.
Noah Manskar, who is a business reporter at the New York Post commented on the censored report via his personal twitter account.
This blatant censorship is being exposed all over social media, and has garnered the attention of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) who wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
“But Twitter’s censorship of this story is quite hypocritical,” Cruz writes, “given its willingness to allow users to share less-well-sourced reporting critical of other candidates for public office.”
Cruz continues to allege that it is an “obvious and transparent attempt by Twitter to influence the upcoming Presidential election.”
This is not an isolated incident of social media attempting to interfere with information that can impact the election. We’ve reported previously on blatantly incorrect “fact checking” done by Facebook, as well as Facebook’s surveys inquiring on how much users would request in financial compensation for deactivating accounts during the election period. Even blatant admission that any attempt to call the election that is expected to be contested will be removed from the platform.
Regarding Twitter however, this is a great time to remember that there is more than just Jack Dorsey. We’ve discussed the need for you to understand who Robert Zoellick is, and he too sits on the Twitter board of directors.