Facebook is intentionally limiting the distribution of a New York Post story involving Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
“While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want to be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook’s third-party fact checking partners,” tweeted Andy Stone, Facebook spokesperson. “In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.”
Mr. Stone did not respond to questions about how it would restrict the visibility of the story and whether Facebook users’ sharing the story would be made aware of the company’s action against their accounts.
The story that Facebook deemed offensive includes an email published by the New York Post that casts doubt upon the Democratic presidential nominee’s repeated claims that he did not have knowledge of his son’s business dealings in places such as Ukraine, Russia and China.
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