The Federal Election Commission has reportedly rejected a Republican complaint claiming that Twitter made the Democrats a contribution in kind by blocking the story of the New York Post about Joe Biden’s son Hunter ahead of the 2020 vote.
The part about the story is “Unjustified” was actually editorial by the one who broke the news of the FEC decision on Monday. The Commission has not yet officially published the ruling or any explanations.
NEWS: The FEC has denied allegations that Twitter acted illegally as it prevented users from posting an unfounded Hunter Biden article. Decision not public yet, but sets precedent for future cases on social media and federal campaigns.https://t.co/egdp3KY1HV
– Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) September 13, 2021
Twitter Manager “Credibly explained” that they had commercial reasons to block the distribution of an article revealing the existence of Hunter Biden’s top and its contents, and had not coordinated with his father’s presidential campaign to do so, according to the Times. The decision “Gives social media giants like Twitter, Facebook and Snchat additional flexibility to control what is shared on their federal election platforms,” the perceived.
The Republican National Committee, which had accused Twitter of making a de facto contribution to the Democrats by banning the distribution of the article, said it was “Weighs its possibilities to challenge this decision.”
Editorialization of the Times was met with ridicule from commentators across the political spectrum who pointed out that the Biden summit has been confirmed as authentic. After the election, Hunter said it himself “could have been” his, and admitted to “Taber” another.
“[We]have all seen the videos from the top of him smoking crack with our own eyes, ” tweeted Donald Trump Junior. “That’s why the company’s media has lost all credibility.”
STILL wants you to believe that Hunter Biden’s top is “unfounded”, even though we’ve all seen the videos from the top of him smoking crack with our own eyes. As a result, the company’s media has lost all credibility. https://t.co/VRSeQJtUrO
– Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 13, 2021
“The only ‘unfounded article’ circulating on Twitter at the time was the one from Politico declaring that Hunter Biden’s top was ‘Russian disinformation,'” Fox News media reporter Joseph Wulfsohn pointed out.
The only “unfounded article” circulating on Twitter at the time was the one from Politico, which stated that Hunter Biden’s top was “Russian disinformation”. https://t.co/6I2iqwH1dx
– Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) September 13, 2021
“We all remember when Twitter blocked all major media outlets for not sharing undocumented articles that Trump was a Russian asset / extortion victim pretty much every day for more than 3 years,” Grayzone’s Aaron Mate remarked – sarcastically, because it’s never actually happened.
That’s only fair. We all remember when Twitter blocked all major media outlets for not sharing undocumented articles that Trump was a Russian asset / extortion victim pretty much every day for more than 3 years. https://t.co/fEtBikjHId
– Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) September 13, 2021
After the New York Post revealed the existence of an ltop Biden left in a Delaware workshop and quoted some emails from the person suggesting he was dealing with the family name abroad, Twitter first blocked the story from being shared under it newly established “Chopped materials” policy, and then locked the mail account. The lockout lasted for over two weeks and was lifted only a few days before the election.
The Biden campaign responded to the story by calling it “Russian disinformation” citing a letter from former intelligence officials – the same ones behind the original ‘Russiagate’ assessment – denying the authenticity of the ltope.
Twitter bulbs having used stories about one “Hacker” threat, the seed of the FBI, to justify their reaction. According to the Times, the company told the FEC that they had “Received official warnings during 2020 from federal law enforcement that ‘malicious state actors’ could hack and release materials associated with political campaigns, and that Hunter Biden could be a target for such an operation.”
At least four FEC commissioners should have voted to dismiss the RNC complaint. While it is at the moment led of a Democrat, three of the commissioners are Republicans, as President Donald Trump points out, and one is an independent point by President George W. Bush.
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