The New York Post’s story about emails purportedly sent and received by Hunter Biden on a laptop computer he once owned had Facebook and Twitter springing into action. Facebook throttled distribution of the story, while Twitter flagged the report as “potentially harmful” and “unsafe.”
The Hill took a different approach and removed any reference to the New York Post from their headline altogether while replacing it with a tried-and-true approach:
— The Hill (@thehill) October 14, 2020
That spin is not unexpected:
So is this pouncing or seizing?
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) October 14, 2020
President Trump and his campaign on Wednesday revived allegations of wrongdoing against Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, citing a New York Post story that has drawn skepticism over its sourcing and findings.
The Post story, published on Wednesday morning, alleges that Hunter Biden used his influence to connect a Ukrainian businessman, and fellow board member at the gas company Burisma, with his father when he was vice president.
There’s always an attempted misdirection!
The new pouncing https://t.co/2HQaJbNYZa
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) October 14, 2020
Lol an article posted by the New York Post is the “Trump campaign,” now. https://t.co/GUtwXSLll5
— Fiscal Therapist (@BigLifeMark) October 14, 2020
Quite the spin.
Amazing propaganda spin 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/SfyE1ypL0j
— Paul E F (@FerranteGiants) October 14, 2020
— Sam Adams (@TheWedge716) October 14, 2020
The ratio on this is nice to see lol https://t.co/L0xE3zgOki
— Noah (@Taswell_) October 14, 2020
New headline: People ‘pounce’ on the truth while tech companies cover it up. https://t.co/VMHHu8GA3L
— Joshua Dorne (@joshuadorne) October 14, 2020
So the New York Post published a story harmful to the Democrat nominee because Donald Trump is “trailing in the polls”? We have questions and so do many others.
I think what you meant to say is a photo of him smoking meth leaked. https://t.co/HMixo03A7b
— kj (@KTJachimowicz) October 14, 2020
And THIS is how they cover the story. 😆😆😆
Who’s not seeing this!?? https://t.co/sSOFrVy5Aj
— CompoundBoss (@CompoundBoss) October 14, 2020
They all are on the same team. https://t.co/HIN2xawDTq
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) October 14, 2020
They don’t even try and hide it.
Interestingly, twitter allows links to this unharmful story. https://t.co/LMTljt0lf4
— Dan Isett (@DanIsett) October 14, 2020