Republican lawmakers tore into Big Tech for censoring the New York Post’s October 2020 Hunter Biden laptop story last Thursday after The New York Times tied files on the computer to a federal investigation.
A Times article published last week buried a statement that the computer had housed emails concerning subpoenaed “documents related to Hunter Biden’s foreign work and for bank accounts linked to him and his associates.”
One of those alleged associates was Devon Archer, who the Times noted “had served with Mr. Biden on Burisma’s board, starting in 2014.” Burisma is a Ukrainian energy holding company whose ties to certain American political figures stoked concern across the nation before the 2020 election.
“Trump was right. Republicans were right. The New York Post was right,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)tweeted. “Big Tech engaged in a cover-up to help Joe Biden win the election. They need to be held accountable.”
On Oct. 14, 2020, the New York Post originally reported that purported emails, housed on the so-called “Laptop From Hell,” from then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter exposed alleged corrupt dealings of both father and son in Ukraine.
Twitter and Facebook both censored the story immediately after publication, with Facebook explicitly stating that the platform wouldn’t even wait for a fact-check before “reducing its distribution on our platform.”
“When will @Meta and @Twitter be held accountable for knowingly and intentionally lying to the American people to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story days before the election???” Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) tweeted Thursday. “Big Tech interfered in our democracy and there must be consequences!”
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