Sen. Hawley demands answers from Facebook for 'censoring a news report' on Hunter Biden

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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is demanding to know why Facebook is "censoring a news report" on Hunter Biden after the platform admitted it was limiting distribution of the story until independent fact-checkers could verify its accuracy.
'.@Facebook I want to know on what grounds you are actively censoring a news report about potentially illegal corruption by the Democrat candidate for president," Hawley wrote on Twitter.

"If you have evidence this is 'disinformation,' disclose it immediately. Expect a formal inquiry from my office," the senator continued.

Facebook could not immediately be reached for comment on its policy of limiting story distribution.

Earlier Wednesday the New York Post reported that Hunter Biden introduced his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, where the younger Biden sat on the board in 2015.

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Less than a year later, Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian officials to fire Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma.

The Post report revealed that the former vice president, at his son's request, met with Vadym Pozharskyi in April 2015 in Washington, D.C.

The meeting was mentioned in an email of appreciation, according to the Post, that Pozharskyi sent to Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015 — a year after Hunter took on his lucrative position on the board of Burisma.

"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 read.

An earlier email from May 2014 also showed Pozharskyi, reportedly a top Burisma executive, asking Hunter for "advice on how you could use your…
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