Social media platform Facebook is reducing the distribution of a New York Post report involving Hunter Biden in an alleged meeting between then-Vice President Joe Biden to a Ukrainian energy executive.
Facebook spokesman Andy Stone tweeted on 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.”
He added, “This is part of our standard process to reduce the spread of misinformation. We temporarily reduce distribution pending fact-checker review.”
According to the Daily Wire, Facebook said that restricting the story’s spread is part of its standard fact-checking process. They do this to a news article to limit the spread of “misinformation.”
The report noted that the fact-checking process may take as long as a week to complete. After that, Facebook will decide whether to lift restrictions.
On Wednesday, The New York Post published an April 17, 2015 email from Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, addressed to Hunter Biden.
In the email, he thanked him for setting up a meeting between Pozharskyi and Vice President Biden.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent (sic) some time together. It’s realty (sic) an honor and pleasure,” the email says. “As we spoke yesterday evening, would be great to meet today for a quick coffee. What do you think? I could come to you (sic) office somewhere around noon or so, before or on my way to [the] airport.”
Republican Senator Ron Johnson has announced that the Senate Republicans will investigate whether former Vice President Biden ‘improperly used his office’ to assist Hunter’s business dealings in Ukraine.