Source: Steve Watson
Despite efforts by Twitter and Facebook to completely censor the bombshell New York Post story concerning Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell”, it was the most popular political topic on those platforms, according to a report from Axios.
The report cites data supplied by social media engagement tracking firm NewsWhip, which revealed that the Post’s story “generated 2.59m interactions (likes, comments, shares) on Facebook and Twitter last week — more than double the next biggest story about Trump or Biden.”
This was despite the fact that Facebook cracked down on users sharing the story, and Twitter censored the link to the initial NY Post story, as well as follow ups and related stories, and locked the accounts of anyone who attempted to share it.
The New York Post’s Twitter account is STILL locked, as Twitter is demanding deletion of all tweets related to the story.
The Axios report also notes that five of the ten most popular stories last week were about the Hunter Biden revelations, or the attempted censorship by Facebook and Twitter.
Indeed, the censorship of the story almost overtook the actual story itself in terms of interaction.
“Behind the Biden story itself, Facebook and Twitter’s response to the report was the second biggest topic last week,” the report states, adding “The backlash largely came from the right, which accused the tech platforms of meddling in the election through inappropriate censorship.”
The report also highlights that the Hunter Biden story was the 6th-most engaged article this month, only behind huge news such as Trump testing positive for COVID-19.
According to the figures, 83% of the interactions concerning the Hunter Biden story happened on Facebook, with 17% on Twitter.
This all goes to prove that attempted censorship by big tech only amplifies scrutiny of the issue at hand.
Perhaps they need a more bold move?