It's a huge problem that many in the mainstream media and pundit class (i.e. the people attacking Maggie Haberman for daring to share NY Post's Hunter Biden scoop) now think its their job to suppress information they don't want the public to read.…
Would social media sites reduce distribution of the mainstream press's articles, which are often thinly or anonymously sourced? Would the BuzzFeed report on Steele Dossier need to pass a fact-checker's muster before you could share it? What are the rules here?
In defending publication of the Steele Dossier, @benyt wrote: "We trust you to reckon with a messy, sometimes uncertain reality." Try squaring that statement with all the mainstream media and social media moderators now asserting it's wrong to even note the Hunter Biden story.
The 1619 Project contained some inaccurate statements. Does anyone expect Twitter or Facebook to add warning labels for users trying to click on it? To reduce its distribution? There is an obvious double standard here.
(Note that I don't think "abolish Section 230" is a good solution, since it's the surest way to make it so that tech companies are legally obligated to do even more aggressive moderation.)
Again, I have a lot of questions about the Hunter Biden story. Some reporters have raised valid criticisms. No way to talk about them without talking about the underlying article. It's not the media's job to coddle or shelter readers.…
The Hunter email wasn't technically hacked by the way, at least according to NY Post.
The obvious result of all this really heavyhanded muzzling of the NY Post story will be that people think the truth is being covered up or kept hidden from them by elites who are in the tank for Biden.…

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