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Biden article row shows how US election is testing Facebook and Twitter

7 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Online giants felt forced to take unprecedented action as they struggle with role during divisive presidential battle Mere hours after the publication of a controversial New York Post article critical of Joe Biden, both Twitter and Facebook took unprecedented action to restrict distribution of the post. Facebook, a company spokesman revealed, had immediately begun to “reduce its distribution on our platform”, altering how the company's recommendation algorithm would normally react to such a viral story in order to buy its third-party fact checkers time to come to a conclusion about its...
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Twitter locked the official Trump campaign account after it referred to the New York Post's dubious story on Hunter Biden

Twitter locked the official Trump campaign account after it referred to the New York Post's dubious story on Hunter Biden

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The official Trump campaign Twitter account has been locked after it posted clips relating to the recent New York Post story about Hunter Biden, according to its communications director Tim Murtaugh.
Tweeting from his own account, Murtaugh said that the campaign tweet posted a video clip of what he described without evidence as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden "lying," about his son Hunter.
The campaign tweet is no longer available.
"Twitter has locked out TeamTrump for posting video of clips of Joe Biden lying about never speaking to Hunter about foreign...
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Republicans are using the New York Post's Biden story to help their narrative that tech companies are plotting against them

Republicans are using the New York Post's Biden story to help their narrative that tech companies are plotting against them

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement After Twitter and Facebook moved to limit the spread of a questionable New York Post article about Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Republicans lashed out at the social media giants and sought to circumvent the restrictions.
On Wednesday, Facebook said it was "reducing the distribution" of the report while it's being fact checked, while Twitter appeared to block users from tweeting out a link to the story.
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee instead shared a link to their website, where a version of the story was posted...
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New York Post employees are attacking Facebook and Twitter for slowing the spread of their Hunter Biden story, calling the companies 'propaganda machines'

New York Post employees are attacking Facebook and Twitter for slowing the spread of their Hunter Biden story, calling the companies 'propaganda machines'

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement New York Post employees are accusing Facebook and Twitter of censorship after the two platforms took action Wednesday to limit the distribution of the right-leaning tabloid's latest story on Hunter Biden.
The Post's report purported to show a "smoking-gun email" of Hunter Biden communicating with an official at Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company, while his father Joe Biden was Vice President.
However, the story is riddled with holes and red flags , and questions are being raised about the claims in the report and how
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