WASHINGTON D.C. – The internet has been buzzing about censorship from the social media giants regarding the New York Post’s article concerning alleged corruption on the part of Hunter Biden and his father, current Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden.
So one would think that companies would take heed and not do anything that could be viewed as censorship.
Wikipedia has allegedly done the same, and now is claiming that the New York Post is “unreliable”.
— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) October 15, 2020
After the New York Post posted their article, Twitter and Facebook went on the offense and shut down any account that posted the original article and/or shut off any links to the news piece.
Their argument was that they could not verify that the emails were not received through some type of illegal hacking, an argument that could hold water except this would seemingly be the first time they have taken such a stance.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 14, 2020
Numerous social media posts have been published with what has been later deemed as fake news or from unverifiable sources regarding Republicans and specifically President Trump.
The social media giants also did not seem concerned when President Trump’s tax records were released, which could have only been done through an illegal act.
Never before have we seen the censorship of a major outlet's reporting, with serious allegations of corruption by a presidential candidate, days before an election. #BigTech crossed a line & must be held accountable. That’s why @senjudiciary is going to subpoena @jack. pic.twitter.com/FYHTacmbWr
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) October 15, 2020
Instead of doing what Wikipedia claims they do, just present facts, one editor placed the news piece information on an article for “Conspiracy theories related to the Trump-Ukraine scandal.”
Another editor, identified only as Soibangla, removed the material from the site altogether, stating that “this story smells” and believed it was gained through “unreliable” sources.
The first editor restored the news piece from the New York Post and then questioned if that news media outlet was reliable. The New York Post, along with Fox News and a series of other conservative news sources have been listed as unreliable or banned from use on the Wikipedia site altogether.
Another editor for Wikipedia, Paul Lee, who is known as Valijean on the site, believes that the New York Post media piece should be removed from the website altogether and believed that it was really information from Russia.
The debunked Russian conspiracy theory is one in which Lee has pushed himself in an article he co-authored.
In that article, Lee pushed that the disproven Russian dossier was actually credible. He has additionally continued to impress his belief of the Russian interference and collusion conspiracy theories on social media sites.
The conspiracy page in which the New York Post’s news story rests in Wikipedia was created by Guy Chapman during the impeachment of President Trump over the claim the President was asking for a quid pro quo from the Ukrainian President.
The democrats claim was that the President was basically ordering the Ukrainian President to investigate Hunter Biden, and in essence Joe Biden, for their connection to the Burisma Company.
On the discussions page for the site, Chapman and other editors have commented that the New York Post is unreliable. Chapman also accused President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, of lying about where and how he obtained the emails. He said:
“[It is] more likely that Rudy Giuliani, whose associates include known Russian intelligence agents, has been given data stolen by the GRU…[and that] the source of the purported (and unverified) emails is very likely the Kremlin.”
Now, for all of his ravings, Chapman is right on one thing, the emails have yet to be verified as authentic. However, what he fails to acknowledge is that they may be, and what would his stance, Twitters, or Facebook’s be if they are eventually proven to be real?
After all, Biden has publicly said several times that he had no knowledge of Hunter’s dealings while he was a member of the board of Burisma.
Further, he claimed that his involvement had nothing to do with the prosecutor who was allegedly investigating Burisma other than trying to get him terminated because he was corrupt, in line with the standing orders of the United States and our allies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden campaign is denying that the former vice president and current Democratic presidential candidate was mixed up in his son’s business dealings… kind of.
His spokesperson sent a statement to media outlets and various news reporters Wednesday, after the New York Post’s bombshell investigative report in the father and son pair’s connections to a Ukrainian natural gas company.
The statement said no meeting between the elder Biden and Burisma company advisors was never on his “official schedule.”
Politico’s National Security Correspondent Natasha Bertrand tweeted a picture of part of the statement, captioning it:
“New: Biden campaign responds to NY Post Story. “The New York Post never asked the Biden campaign about the critical elements of this story… moreover, we have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.”
New: Biden campaign responds to NY Post story. “The New York Post never asked the Biden campaign about the critical elements of this story…moreover, we have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.” pic.twitter.com/yB2N5mvsXb
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) October 14, 2020
The explosive article exposed how Joe Biden could have had a hand in his son’s connections to Burisma. The younger Biden, Hunter, alleged introduced his VP father to company executives, despite both Biden’s claims that no such encounter ever happened.
The FBI is alleged investigating the potential interaction after an abandoned laptop in Delaware was reportedly discovered to be a treasure trove of email exchanges, pictures and videos that may serve as evidence.
In the contents of the hard drive leaked to the NY Post, was what appears to be a note of appreciation from a former adviser to the board of Burisma, Vadym Pozharskyi. It is dated April 2015 and reads:
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure.”
The media outlet said an even earlier email from Pozharskyi asks Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf. At the time, the younger Biden was on the board of Burisma.
Less than a year after the date of the alleged meeting between Joe Biden and Ukrainian executives, the then VP is accused of pressuring government officials into firing a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma.
Biden admitted to asking the Ukrainian President and Prime Minister to get rid of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. During a December 2015 trip to Kiev, he threatened to withhold a $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees.
In 2018, he explained the move to the Council on Foreign Relations in these words:
“I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”
Biden has denied time and time again that he had anything to do with his son’s position on the board of Burisma, which reportedly paid him as much as $50,000 per month.
While the story has garnered the fury of the Biden campaign, it has drawn equal heat from Republicans who are directing their anger at social media platforms that have suppressed the article, calling it harmful.
Breitbart reported that Facebook reduced the distribution of the story and then Twitter followed suit soon after. The social media sites labeled links to the story as “unsafe” though many mainstream media outlets reporting on the New York Post’s article have been allowed to continue sharing their content.
However, what could not be suppressed was President Donald Trump’s own remarks on the outpouring of information Wednesday. At a campaign rally in Iowa, he spent the first 10 minutes of his speaking time commenting on the stunning report.
Late last night, he followed the rally with a tweet that read:
“Congratulations to the @nypost for having exposed the massive corruption surrounding Sleepy Joe Biden and our Country. He’s always been a corrupt politician. Disgraceful!”https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1316580278568022016
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