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The Federal Election Committee concluded that, after months of deliberation, Twitter did not violate any laws when it censored the New York Post’s bombshell report last fall on Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings, just ahead of the 2020 election.
Twitter had locked the New York Post out of their account for two weeks back in October 2020 for violating its “hacked materials policy” while also restricting all users from both posting the newspaper’s article to the social media platform and from sharing it with others through direct messaging due to concerns that the article link could be “potentially harmful.”
The FEC ruled that the tech giant did not violate any laws due to the Post’s article being censored for a commercial reason, not a political one, according to a document obtained by The New York Times that outlined the commission’s decision to dismiss an October complaint filed by the Republican National Committee, which argued that Twitter’s censorship of the article was an “illegal in-kind contribution” to the presidential campaign of then-candidate Joe Biden.
The agency also determined that there was “no information” that Twitter worked with Biden’s campaign in censoring the report.
However, the FEC documents detailed that Twitter’s head of site integrity had allegedly been notified by federal law enforcement in the early stages of the 2020 election cycle to look out for content from “malign state actors” who target political campaigns and those associated with them, which includes Hunter Biden.
The Post’s story detailed evidence that a Ukrainian company may have used Hunter Biden, who joined the company in April 2014, for political leverage.
The report outlined that, based on emails obtained from a Hunter Biden laptop, Joe Biden, who was vice president when the email communications occurred, was introduced by his son to a top executive at Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings less than a year before the now-president pressured Ukrainian government officials to terminate the employment of a prosecutor that had been looking into the company’s dealings.
The emails from the Post’s article were reportedly found in a laptop that had been left at a Delaware repair […]
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