Tuesday, September 14, 2021

An approval of censorship...


The Federal Election Commission has cleared Twitter of any wrongdoing pertaining to its censorship last year of the New York Post's bombshell Hunter Biden laptop story, the New York Times reported Monday.

What are the details?

According to a document outlining the decision obtained by the newspaper, the commission dismissed a Republican National Committee complaint that the social media platform violated election laws by suppressing distribution of the article based on political motivations.

"The FEC determined that Twitter's actions regarding the Hunter Biden article had been undertaken for a valid commercial reason, not a political purpose, and were thus allowable," the Times reported.

Twitter had gone to great lengths to censor the story, blocking shares of it on the platform, barring users from linking it in direct messages, and suspending notable accounts that shared the story.

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