Earlier today, The New York Post published a story about an email that shows how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to his dad, former Vice President Biden. The Post alleged, citing the bombshell emails and video retrieved from the laptop, that former VP Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company.

The news quickly went viral online a few hours after the story was published. However, what is so disturbing is not so much about the content of the story but how Facebook censored and limit the story from being shared on its platform. In a Twitter post, Facebook spokesman Andy Stone wrote:

“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.”

Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley is threatening Facebook over the handling of Post exposé on Bidens.  In a Twitter post, Sen. Hawley said: “@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.

Below is the letter sent Sen. Hawley sent to Facebook.

According to the post, the emails were obtained from a hard drive left at a Delaware computer repair shop. Below is the original tweet from the New York Post.






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