Facebook Limited The Reach Of An Unconfirmed Story About Joe Biden's Son Hunter - 2020-10-14
"While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want (to) be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook's third-party fact checking partners, Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said in a tweet on Wednesday. "In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform."
On Wednesday morning, the Post published a series of stories it claimed were sourced from a hard drive given to the publication by a computer repair technician in Delaware that contained details of Hunter Biden's alleged business relationships in Ukraine. According to the Post, "Steve Bannon, former adviser to President Trump, told The Post about the existence of the hard drive in late September and Giuliani provided The Post with a copy of it on Sunday."
Facebook said it will be limiting the distribution of a New York Post story making unverified claims about former vice president Joe Biden.