• Republicans are using the New York Post's Biden story to help their narrative that tech companies are plotting against them

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Hunter Biden addresses the virtual Democratic National Convention in August 2020.
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    Republicans are lashing out at Twitter and Facebook for limiting the spread of a questionable New York Post story about Hunter Biden that possibly contains hacked or doctored material.
    Conservatives are using it to renew accusations that big tech companies are biased against their party.
    Facebook and Twitter have long denied allegations of political bias.
    Some Republicans also sought to circumvent Twitter's restrictions on hyperlinking to the report by linking to a GOP site with a...
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  • Morgan Stanley posts earnings beat driven by strong trading revenue

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    NEW YORK - JUNE 09: Morgan Stanley headquarters are seen June 9, 2009 in New York City. Morgan Stanley is one of ten lenders that won U.S. Treasury approval to pay back $68 billion in funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
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    Morgan Stanley reported third quarter earnings that beat analyst revenue and income expectations. The 17% surge in revenue comes amid an acquisition spree by the firm, as it acquired both E-Trade and Eaton Vance so far this year. "We delivered strong quarterly earnings as markets remained active through the summer months, and our balanced...
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  • New York Post employees are attacking Facebook and Twitter for slowing the spread of their Hunter Biden story, calling the companies 'propaganda machines'

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    People wearing face masks walk past a Twitter logo outside its New York City headquarters on October 14, 2020.
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    Facebook and Twitter took action on Wednesday to limit the distribution of a New York Post report on Hunter Biden.
    The Post's report purported to show a "smoking-gun email" of Hunter Biden communicating with a Ukrainian official while his father Joe Biden was Vice President, but it is riddled with holes and red flags.
    Twitter said it is looking into whether the story may have violated its policy on leaking hacked materials. Facebook...
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  • Donald Trump threatened Facebook and Twitter again after they throttled the spread of a dubious New York Post story about Hunter Biden

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump.
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    Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday limited the spread of a dubious New York Post story about Hunter Biden.
    President Trump tweeted it was "so terrible" that the platforms "took down the story," which they did not do.
    He threatened the companies, saying "it is only the beginning for them," as he called again for the repeal of Section 230, the part of US law that lets tech platforms moderate their own content.
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    US President Donald Trump was outraged on Wednesday when Facebook and Twitter decided to limit the...
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