Facebook and Twitter took drastic measures to limit the reach of a New York Post story about Hunter Biden

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Joe Biden’s son Hunter addressed the virtual Democratic convention on August 20, 2020. | Handout/DNCC via Getty Images

Scrutiny over a New York Post article is reviving accusations of anti-conservative bias at social media companies.

Facebook said on Wednesday morning that it’s reducing distribution of a New York Post story containing unconfirmed claims with questionable sourcing about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Shortly after, Twitter said it’s blocking users from posting the story entirely.

Both companies’ moves to limit the reach of a major news publisher are unusual and drastic at a time when many Republican lawmakers, President Trump, and political figures are threatening new regulations and accusing tech companies of censoring conservative political speech. While these companies have taken down or limited the reach of viral political misinformation networks in the past, doing so to a publication as prominent as the New York Post has immediately attracted attention and criticism. Although it is known for its conservative slant and track record of publishing questionable stories, the tabloid is a widely read, mainstream…


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