As Bryron York put it, “A strict policy: Never believe or pass on news from sketchy sources. Never. Unless it's a secret recording of the President. Or the First Lady. Or the National Security Adviser. Or tax returns. Or a dossier. Or a pee tape. Or head-of-state call transcripts. Or... “
So a former Democrat operative now with Facebook announces that the social media site was “reducing” the distribution of the Hunter Biden bombshell story broke by the New York Post yesterday.
Facebook’s Andy Stone claimed that the move was “part of our standard process to reduce the spread of misinformation. We temporarily reduce distribution pending fact-checker review.”
Michael Knowles points out who Andy Stone is:
Twitter followed suit and locked the Post’s primary twitter account because they say the article went against “distribution of hacked material.”
“Twitter also blocked users from sharing the link to The Post article indicating that Hunter Biden introduced Joe Biden to the Ukrainian businessman, calling the link “potentially harmful.”
“In line with our Hacked Materials Policy, as well as our approach to blocking URLs, we are taking action to block any links to or images of the material in question on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Post in a statement.
The company said it took the step because of the lack of authoritative reporting on where the materials included in The Post’s story originated".
Has this been a policy that’s been applied fairly in the past?
As DC Examiner’s Joe Gabriel Simson points out:
While the Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Hennessey notes:
Phillip Klein sees the hypocrisy:
Klein also points out the ultimate ramification of this move: