The man in charge of “communicating” policy decisions for Facebook, Andy Stone, went on a competitor’s platform this morning to admit that the Social Media behemoth is censoring a breaking story. Worse, they’re doing it simply because it’s about Hunter Biden’s scheme to illegally sell political access to his dad. The biggest surprise is that it’s the infamously progressive New York Post who writes, “the blockbuster correspondence — which flies in the face of Joe Biden’s claim that he’s ‘never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings’ — is contained in a massive trove of data recovered from a laptop computer.”
Liberals surprise themselves
Here it is October, and the Democrats just found a way to surprise themselves silly. It’s such a fiasco it caused a mutiny at Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t happy to see what his official Policy Communications Director, Andy Stone, vented on Twitter Wednesday morning. Stone tweeted that Facebook is “reducing” the “distribution on our platform” of a story that liberals do not want you to hear.
While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook's third-party fact checking partners. In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) October 14, 2020
The big surprise is that a left-leaning media outlet would dare to defy George Soros and print a story about how Hunter Biden peddled his influence as the son of Vice President Joe Biden all over the world. Some say all the money probably went to pay for things the playboy director of Ukraine’s Burisma energy company considers essential. Things like cocaine, alcohol, and women.
Stone didn’t jump ship entirely but it’s still a surprise that he would publicly speak out against his company’s policy. He carefully phrased his post to state, “while I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook’s third-party fact checking partners. In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.”
The fact-check gestapo
Stone didn’t provide a link but the story is easy to find, right here. The bombshell is that he admits Facebook fully intends to censor the article, even before they know if it is true or not. As far as the fact-checkers, everybody who uses Facebook is well aware of the iron fist the gray-box gestapo has been using to smack down hard on anything which offends liberals. That doesn’t come as any great surprise. It doesn’t help that the vast majority of their “impartial” censorship lynch mob “are staffed predominantly by former CNN staff, and people who exclusively donate to Democrats, as The National Pulse exposed earlier this year.” Another thing to note is that just because the article is “eligible” to be fact-checked doesn’t mean their facts are false. Facebook never heard of “innocent until proven guilty.”
The facts which liberals will be putting under a microscope will probably surprise even them. Hunter Biden set up a meeting between his dad and “a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company,” emails show. It was mentioned in “a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.” Despite the fact he was a known alcohol and cocaine addict. “Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father,” he wrote.
In May of 2014, an email reveals “Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for ‘advice on how you could use your influence’ on the company’s behalf. That’s quite a surprise. As flaming liberal New York Post writes, “The blockbuster correspondence — which flies in the face of Joe Biden’s claim that he’s “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings” — is contained in a massive trove of data recovered from a laptop computer.” That particular laptop was taken to a “repair shop in Biden’s home state of Delaware in April 2019, according to the store’s owner.” Other things they found on the machine included “a raunchy, 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter, who’s admitted struggling with addiction problems, smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman, as well as numerous other sexually explicit images.” The public can’t wait for the fact check report on that one.
Apparently, “the customer who brought in the water-damaged MacBook Pro,” most likely Hunter himself, “never paid for the service or retrieved it or a hard drive on which its contents were stored, according to the shop owner, who said he tried repeatedly to contact the client.” The shopkeeper wouldn’t go out on a limb and make a positive ID but does note that “the laptop bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, named after Hunter’s late brother.” The FBI found out about it and pawned it out with a subpoena. Now we wait for the surprise dust to settle.