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Facebook says it’s slowing the spread of a dubiously-sourced New York Post article that purports to contain files and emails from Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden.

Facebook is “reducing its distribution” while third-party fact-checkers verify whether the article is true, company spokesperson Andy Stone said in a tweet Wednesday.

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 New York Post article, published Wednesday morning, includes files and emails that were supposedly taken from a laptop that previously belonged to Hunter Biden. A spokesperson for Hunter Biden called the story “widely discredited conspiracy theories” in a statement to the New York Post.

But the story’s sourcing has raised questions about its authenticity: The files that allegedly belonged to Hunter Biden were provided to the Post through the an attorney for Rudy Giuliani, who is the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump. Giuliani’s lawyer told the Post that he obtained the files from an anonymous repair shop owner, where …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

      

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