The Federal Election Committee (FEC) recently announced after months of deliberation that Twitter did not violate any laws when they censored the New York Post’s bombshell report on Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings. The Post had refused Twitter’s demands to delete the six tweets about the story, leading them to a locked account and a story that was considered “hacked materials.” It was purely political censorship against conservatives that occurred just weeks before the 2020 election.
Emails from the article revealed that Joe Biden, who was vice president at the time, had met with several of his son’s top executives at the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings. The emails even show how Biden had used his political position in power to pressure Ukrainian government officials into terminating a prosecutor who had been looking into the company.
The FBI and senior law enforcement officials confirmed that the emails were authentic, even though the FEC ruled that the Post’s article was “unsubstantiated.” Mind you, not even the Biden team could deny that the laptop is real. Hunter Biden, himself, even shared during a CBS interview that the laptop “could be” his.
Twitter originally locked the New York Post out of their account, adding that they violated its hacked materials policy. They also restricted any social media users from sharing or retweeting the article, adding that the article link could be “potentially harmful.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) reported Twitter in an October complaint to the FEC, adding that their censorship was an “illegal in-kind contribution” to Joe Biden’s campaign. Twitter argued that the move was related to commercial reasons and “hacked materials, not political. The laptop wasn’t hacked and was left at a Delaware computer repair shop.
Richard Grennell, acting director of national intelligence under then-President Donald Trump, tweeted out to clarify that the laptop was not Russian disinformation and that the ruling is another low for DC media.
The FEC argued that no members of Twitter were working with Biden’s campaign to censor the report. But it was revealed that Twitter’s head of site integrity had been notified by law enforcement in the early stages of the election cycle to look out for those who target political campaigns, including Hunter Biden.
The RNC said they have started weighing its options after the FEC’s ruling, adding that it was a total mistake for Twitter to suppress the important story. Even Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has admitted that blocked users from sharing The Post’s story were a “total mistake” and that locking them out of their account was a “process error.”
RNC spokeswoman Emma Vaughn called the ruling “illegal” and said they will appeal this “disappointing decision” from the FEC.
US Rep. Mary Miller also tweeted her disappointment over the decision, adding that Big Tech and the mainstream media’s attempt to block the story affected the outcome of the election. “They are now lying about it and facing zero consequences,” she wrote.
The rulings from the FEC require at least four concurring votes and it’s unclear how each member voted. The three Republican commissioners were all appointed by Trump, which means one of them would’ve had to reject that Twitter’s actions were illegal.
An FEC spokesperson has declined to comment on the situation, only clarifying that the matter has been resolved and that the department will link up the related documents on their website. You can’t expect any “justice” from the government at this point. Just another bureaucracy that’s supposed to be non-partisan.