Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) wrote a letter to Federal Election Commission (FEC) Acting General Lisa Stevenson, calling for an agency investigation into Twitter and Facebook’s censorship of a bombshell New York Post story. Hawley charged that the social media companies’ censorship could amount to an in-kind contribution to the Joe Biden campaign.
Facebook and Twitter decided to reduce the distribution of a New York Post article saying that, contrary to Biden’s claims, Biden allegedly met with an executive at Burisma when he was vice president. Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, reportedly arranged the meeting while he was working as a lobbyist for the company.
Hawley wrote in his letter to Stevenson that the suppression of the New York Post story could amount to an in-kind contribution to the Joe Biden campaign. Hawley, a former Missouri attorney general, explained:
A “contribution” includes “anything of value . . . for the purpose of influencing any election for