A former Fox News executive promoted alleged Hunter Biden emails on a far-right message board - 2020-10-21

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F0.png A former Fox News executive promoted alleged Hunter Biden emails on a far-right message board October 21, 2020, Alex Kaplan, MediaMatters

A former executive at Fox News promoted emails he claimed he obtained from the laptop of Hunter Biden on a far-right message board and told users on the message board he had hoped they would "go to work" on all of the alleged emails, days after an account on that same forum had hinted at and promoted upcoming reports about the emails before they were published.

On October 14, the New York Post released a series of articles claiming to show emails from the laptop of Hunter Biden -- the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden -- in which he arranged for a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm to meet with the then-vice president when he was in charge of U.S. policy toward Ukraine. However, the articles falsely claimed Joe Biden got a prosecutor fired in order to help Hunter and made a series of other questionable conclusions.

The Post also obtained the material from a questionable source: Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, who claimed he got it from a store owner who obtained the laptop. Giuliani and Stephen Bannon, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, have since continued to promote content that they claim, without evidence, is from the alleged emails.

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