The Hunter Biden story is a crucial moment: does Twitter care more than News Corp about fact-checking?

Original article by Margaret Simons
The Guardian Australia – Page: Online : 23-Oct-20

A recent story in the ‘New York Post’ about the son of US presidential candidate Joe Biden has become the battleground over the principle that media organisations should not publish allegations unless they believe them to be true, and after they have undertaken appropriate checks. The story has pitched traditional media company News Corporation against social media giants Facebook and Twitter. The social media giants have sought to stop the story from circulating due to doubts about its veracity. News Corp in turn has accused them of censorship, while it has generally failed to acknowledgement that the original story may have been false.

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