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Social media backlash resurrected over Biden's transition team's ties to Facebook and Twitter
Fox News ^ | 10/18/20 | Evie Fordham, Yael Halon

Posted on 10/19/2020 1:51:55 AM PDT by Libloather

The Biden campaign is facing renewed criticism over its deep connections with Big Tech after both Twitter and Facebook censored a story from The New York Post detailing allegedly corrupt business deals by Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden.

The move prompted fresh criticism on social media over the Biden transition team’s hiring of top Facebook executive Jessica Hertz, which reportedly came days after the 2020 Democrat’s campaign penned a letter to the social media giant urging them to censor President Trump’s posts.

Twitter’s suppression of the Hunter Biden revelations also came days after the company’s director of public policy, Carlos Monje, reportedly left his post to work for the Biden transition team.

Joe Concha, a media reporter for The Hill, underscored the timing of the events on Twitter Sunday after a user observed that the New York Post is “still locked out of its Twitter account for publishing a story that made Joe Biden look bad.”

“In a related story, Carlos Monje recently left Twitter as director of public policy to join Joe Biden’s transitional team,” Concha wrote.

Other Twitter users accused the Biden campaign of “not even trying to hide it at all,” noting that both Hertz and Monje have history working for Democrats.

Hertz was principal deputy counsel in the Office of the Vice President from 2012 to 2014 according to her LinkedIn, while Monje worked on the Obama White House's Domestic Policy Council according to his LinkedIn.

Hertz will oversee enforcement of the Biden campaign's ethics plan and related matters.

"As the Vice President’s former deputy counsel with experience advising high-level federal agency officials, Jess is exactly the kind of thoughtful and principled decision-maker who can ensure the Vice President’s high standards are upheld during the transition," a campaign spokesperson told the New York Post.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Society
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...the Vice President’s high standards...

The NY Times really should fact-check that mess.

1 posted on 10/19/2020 1:51:55 AM PDT by Libloather
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2 posted on 10/19/2020 2:03:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Libloather
Twitter is a private platform.
Twitter actions are blatantly favoring a specific Candidate (for this argument).
Twitter’s actions form an in-kind donation to said Candidate.
Twitter’s donations can be evaluated for monetary equivalence.
Federal law puts limits on maximum donations to single Candidate.
Twitter has violated that maximum donation limit.
Twitter refuses to cease its in-kind donations.
Twitter must be forced to cease this violation immediately.

Prove me wrong!

3 posted on 10/19/2020 2:39:54 AM PDT by SES1066 (2020, VOTE your principles, VOTE your history, VOTE FOR ALL AMERICANS, VOTE colorblind!)
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To: Libloather


4 posted on 10/19/2020 3:04:21 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: SunkenCiv

Just a coincidence /sarc to the max

5 posted on 10/19/2020 3:09:19 AM PDT by Long Jon No Silver
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