Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is calling for an investigation after a Facebook executive announced earlier today that the platform would be egregiously censoring a report detailing Hunter Biden’s leaked emails.
.@Facebook I want to know on what grounds you are actively censoring a news report about potentially illegal corruption by the Democrat candidate for president. If you have evidence this is “disinformation,” disclose it immediately. Expect a formal inquiry from my office
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 14, 2020
Hawley was responding to a shocking post from Facebook Communications Director Andy Stone, a veteran Democrat operative before being hired by the social media giant, who announced publicly that the report would be censored regardless of its accuracy:
While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want 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.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) October 14, 2020
The explosive report, which was initially published in the New York Post, detailed Hunter Biden’s drug-fueled cronyism. The emails showed how Hunter Biden introduced his father Joe, who was vice president at the time, to Ukrainian Burisma advisor Vadym Pozharskyi. This contradicts claims made by the Biden campaign that Joe and his troubled son never talked business while he was vice president.
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