WordPress discussed deplatforming The New York Post after Hunter Biden laptop story

Dec 15, 2022 | Political News

The content of Hunter Biden’s laptop was certainly scandalous enough, but the handling, i.e., censoring of the story about that by tech platforms influenced by political preference certainly gave it a run for its money.

Even by the standards of 2020, “the year of censorship,” Twitter and Facebook’s decision to suppress the New York Post article just before the US presidential election that resulted in the victory of Hunter’s father, was highly unusual.

Facebook used “potential misinformation” policies to artificially limit the story’s spread, while Twitter went for outright censorship by banning links to the Post page, saying it was enforcing “hacked materials” rules (which did not apply).