Facebook says it will limit distribution of Hunter Biden story prior to fact-check

by Jenny Mount · Oct 14th, 2020 4:25 pm

Last Updated Oct 15th, 2020 at 7:33 pm

Facebook is preemptively "reducing the distribution" of an exposé on Hunter Biden, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son, prior to a Facebook fact-check on the story, according to a spokesperson from the social media site.

According to emails obtained by the New York Post, Hunter Biden introduced his then-vice president father to Vadym Pozharskyi in 2015. Pozharskyi was a chief executive for the Ukrainian firm Burisma Holdings, which was at the center of a corruption scandal. Hunter Biden sat on Burisma's board for several years.

"Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent some time together. It's realty an honor and pleasure [sics]," wrote Pozharskyi in his email to Hunter Biden.

After gaining much recognition and creating waves, Facebook announced it would be limiting the reach of the article on its servers.

It is unknown if the New York Post's report included information that could be judged "false" prior to the upcoming fact-check.

On Wednesday, the Joe Biden campaign denied that the meeting with Pozharskyi ever occurred.

"[W]e have reviewed Joe Biden's official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place," the campaign said.


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