The New York Post broke the news on October 14 that Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden leaked a large number of files because of a computer repair incident.
Among them, not only included his drug abuse, he also exposed his dad.
A leaked email in 2015 showed that Hunter had introduced an executive of a Ukrainian energy company to his father.
Less than a year later, when Joe Biden, who was still the Vice President of the United States, pressured the President and Prime Minister of Ukraine to fire the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the energy company.
Now, less than a month before the US presidential election, this report has made President Donald Trump’s camp seize the handle of Joe Biden. Everyone is happy.
In the face of the “New York Post” revelations, Joe Biden’s team strongly denied the incident.
Subsequently, Twitter and Facebook (Facebook) platforms began to impose restrictions on this report.
This made President Donald Trump tweeted: Facebook and Twitter have deleted this report, which is terrible!
“New York Post” made a cover image for this “big news”
Leaked photos in emails
Repair the computer storm
According to the New York Post, in Joe Biden’s hometown of Delaware, the owner of a computer repair shop said that in April last year, a MacBook Pro computer was sent to the shop for repairs due to water problems. The owner said that even though he had contacted the owner many times, his customer never paid for the repair, and he did not (come back) to take his hard drive.
The owner said that he could not fully confirm that the customer was Hunter, but he pointed out: There is a sticker from the Bo Biden Foundation on this computer, which is named after Hunter’s late brother Bo Biden of.
The files on this computer were therefore leaked, including a 12-minute indecent video and pornographic pictures.
In the video, Hunter admitted that he was addicted to drugs. While he was smoking cocaine, he had sex with an unidentified woman.
The files in the computer involve Joe Biden, the current Democratic presidential candidate.
Hunter joined the Ukrainian energy company Burisma in April 2014 as a member of the board of directors.
Joe Biden took charge of U.S.-Ukraine affairs after the Ukrainian crisis in 2014.
At that time, Hunter introduced Vadym Pozharskyi, an executive of Brismar, to US Vice President Joe Biden.
According to an email in April 2015, the Ukrainian executive also wrote to thank Hunter for introducing his own father of the US Vice President to him.
Thank you letter from Ukrainian executives to Hunter
Picture from “New York Post”, the same below
Eight months later, during Joe Biden’s visit to Kiev, he was exposed:
He pressured the President and Prime Minister of Ukraine to remove Viktor Shokin, the Ukrainian prosecutor.
The Ukrainian prosecutor was preparing to investigate Brisma Energy.
After learning of these important documents, the American store who claimed to repair Hunter’s computer had reported the situation to the FBI.
The FBI confiscated the computer and hard drive in December last year.
FBI seized a federal subpoena from Delaware, which contained computers and hard drives
Interestingly, the American store said that he himself made a backup of the hard drive, and he also gave the backup data to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
The New York Post stated that some of the sources they reported came from the American lawyer Giuliani and Bannon, a former adviser to President Donald Trump.
Donald President Trump is very happy
The New York Post report was restricted by Facebook and Twitter
This revelation went viral on American social platforms
President Donald Trump tweeted quickly, and he praised the New York Post.
He said, “Congratulations to the New York Post for exposing sleepy Joe Biden and (at the time) the massive corruption in our country. He has always been a corrupt American politician. Shame!”
Picture from social media, the same below
The New York Post stated in its news headline that the mail in this report was “conclusive evidence” (Smoking-gun).
Joe Biden’s team immediately denied the news.
According to the New York Times reported on the 14th, Joe Biden’s campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates said that Joe Biden’s official schedule at the time showed that there was a relationship between Joe Biden and the Ukrainian executives described in the New York Post. No meetings have been held.
Subsequently, on Wednesday (14th), both Facebook and Twitter imposed restrictions on the dissemination of the New York Post report.
National Public Radio (NPR) reported that both Internet platforms stated that the move was aimed at slowing the spread of potentially false information.
The Twitter company stated that since the source of the email in the report could not be determined, the Twitter platform decided:
Block links to these articles.
This specifically includes prohibiting Twitter users from posting photos in emails and links to articles in the New York Post.
Facebook limited the spread of this report, and they used push algorithms to reduce the exposure of this news.
NPR pointed out that the two US Internet social platforms have hardly revealed the details of how to make this decision, which has triggered criticism of their rule implementation and transparency.
In any case, with the fermentation of public opinion, the “New York Post” has been pushed to the forefront.
On the one hand, many American netizens began to question the authenticity of this report, and claimed that these emails were forged.
“Anyone with basic technical knowledge knows that these’emails’ are forged. Someone needs to stand up and speak out.”
Netizens question the authenticity of the report
There are also American netizens who oppose Twitter and Facebook’s restrictions on the New York Post’s coverage. “They are censoring this New York Post article sent to us on Facebook and Twitter, or anything that makes Joe Biden look bad. They just did it to me because, I A video was released in which Joe Biden admitted to threatening Ukrainian prosecutors.”
Netizens blame Internet social platforms
President Donald Trump tweeted, “This is too bad. Facebook and Twitter have deleted the “New York Post” report about Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s “conclusive evidence” email. For them In terms of this, this is just the beginning. There is nothing worse than corrupt American politicians. Repeal Article 230 (U.S.)!!!”
It is worth noting that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted late Wednesday and he apologized for the behavior of the Twitter platform.
He said that in the behavior of blocking these articles on the Twitter platform, the communication on the platform was not done well. It is “unacceptable” to prevent people from sharing (information) without telling “why we implemented (article) blockade” at all.