FEC Backs Twitter, Says Platform Didn’t Break the Law

September 13th, 2021 6:00 PM

The Federal Election Commission has ruled that Twitter did not break the law when it deliberately censored the Hunter Biden laptop story.

The New York Times reported the FEC’s decision, calling the censorship claims “unsubstantiated,” despite the fact that the story contained names, addresses, dates, and more. 

Twitter was accused of violating the law when it censored the New York Post’s story on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop. The laptop dropped major bombshells about Hunter as well as President Joe Biden.

The FEC said Twitter “credibly explained” why it blocked the story.

The Republican National Committee spokeswoman said the committee is considering an appeal and that “this [is a] disappointing decision.”

The New York Post slammed The Times’s story and characterization.

“The Biden team never denied that the laptop is real, and Hunter Biden later told CBS, coyly, that the laptop “could be” his. 

People involved in the emails we published, including Joe Bobulinski, have confirmed the content. Our article is “unsubstantiated” because The Times and other outlets don’t want to actually report on it themselves.”

The Post continues by noting that the laptop was not “hacked” as alleged, but was in fact abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop.

The Post also criticized the Times’ timeline of Twitter’s involvement.

“The Times can’t even get the timeline right,” the article read. “It writes, ‘Twitter actually reversed course within a day of its decision to block distribution of the Hunter Biden article, and its chief executive, Jack Dorsey, has called the initial move a ‘mistake.’’” While it’s true Dorsey did call it a mistake, Twitter still banned The Post — blackmailing us by saying they wouldn’t unlock our account unless we deleted the Hunter Biden post. We refused; the story was true. Twitter finally backed down, but it wasn’t a day later, it was two weeks.”

Conservatives at the time slammed Twitter for the censorship.

“Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), tweeted at the time.

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