Facebook is reducing the reach of a disputed New York Post story about Joe Biden’s son | The Verge

acastro_180806_1777_facebook_0001.0 Facebook is reducing the reach of a disputed New York Post story about Joe Biden’s son | The VergeIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Facebook has reduced the reach of a New York Post story that makes disputed claims about Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, pending a fact-check review. “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,” tweeted Facebook policy communications manager Andy Stone.

The Post article, published today, claims to have obtained emails and video from a laptop that allegedly belonged to Hunter Biden. But some journalists have questioned the veracity of the information, which the Post says was provided with help from President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy…

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