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Twitter Did Not Violate Election Laws by Throttling Hunter Biden Article, FEC Finds

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After months of review, the Federal Election Commission determined that Twitter did not violate election laws in October by restricting access to a New York Post article alleging the president’s son, Hunter Biden, had engaged in shady overseas business dealings.

The agency ruled that the social media company did not act out of political motivation but for commercial purpose and therefore did not break the law, according to a explanation of the decision acquired by The New York Times.

Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden piece triggered backlash from conservatives and Republican lawmakers, who argued that such preferential treatment of a presidential candidate’s family member by a tech titan constituted an “illegal in-kind contribution” to the campaign.

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