The New York Times quietly erased the word “baseless” from its report on the history of the Hunter Biden laptop after facing intense backlash.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) determined on Monday that Twitter did not break election laws by suppressing explosive New York Post reports on damning revelations from the laptop of then-Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s son , weeks before the election, most notably the shady business dealings Hunter had while his father was vice president.
However, The Times offered an inaccurate characterization of the Post’s reporting.
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“The Federal Election Commission has dismissed Republican accusations that Twitter violated election laws in October by preventing people from posting links to an unsubstantiated New York Post article about Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s son, Hunter Biden , in a move that should set a precedent for future cases involving social media sites and federal campaigns, ”The Times political reporter Shane Goldmacher began reporting.
It wasn’t until The Times tweeted its statement that the Post’s information was “unfounded” that it caught fire among critics.
As reported by The Washington Examiner, the Times report received a major facelift hours later with help from tech reporter Kate Conger, who was added to the signature.
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“When Twitter briefly decided last fall to block users from posting links to an article about Hunter, the son of Joseph R. Biden Jr., it sparked a Conservative outcry that Big Tech was unduly helping the presidential campaign. from Mr. Biden, ”the report begins. .
Other than an “updated” timestamp of “6:52 PM ET”, no editor’s note or correction was made noting the small but significant change.
The Times spokesperson told Fox News: “We regularly edit articles on the web, especially breaking news articles, to refine the story, add new information, context or additional analysis. has been completely revised to incorporate news from Snapchat. “
When asked if The Times regretted calling Hunter Biden’s laptop “unfounded,” the spokesperson did not comment.
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In addition to Twitter, much of the liberal media suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. CNN’s top brass were caught on camera saying “We’re not going with” the story, with its star host Jake Tapper denouncing claims made about Joe Biden’s son as “too disgusting” to repeat at the moment. ‘antenna.
While Twitter cracked down on the New York Post, it did not follow up on the Politico report which cited former intelligence officials as baselessly claiming that the contents of the laptop showed signs of “Russian disinformation.”