The Republican National Committee lodged a formal complaint against Twitter on Friday for throttling a New York Post story critical of Hunter Biden, arguing it amounted to an illegal contribution from a “partisan actor, run by partisan Democrats.”
The RNC is demanding the FEC investigate Twitter’s actions, arguing the social media company is engaging in “the most brazen and unprecedented act of media suppression” by blocking the story on their site.
“Through its ad hoc, partisan suppression of media critical of Biden, Respondent is making illegal, corporate in-kind contributions as it provides unheard-of media services for Joe Biden’s campaign,” the complaint reads.
On Wednesday, Twitter barred users from posting links to the Post’s story which cast doubt on Democratic nominee Joesph R. Biden’s repeated claims that he kept out of his son’s business dealings in Ukraine. Several accounts, including the personal account of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, were locked for attempting to post the story anyway.