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As America decides, Big Tech weighs in

Facebook and Twitter accused of censorship over a tabloid story about Joe Biden's son.

Facebook and Twitter have been accused of censorship after they suppressed a story by the New York Post about Joe Biden's son, Hunter. The social media companies said the story breached their policy on misinformation and questioned the source of the allegations. Amol Rajan asks what the incident says about the power of the tech platforms, journalism ethics, and election strategy in the US.

Guests: Brian Stelter, CNN anchor and author of Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth; Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner chief congressional correspondent; Sara Fischer, Axios media reporter; and Toni Cowan-Brown, podcaster and author

Producer: Natalia Fernandez
Studio engineer: Giles Aspen

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28 minutes

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  • Wed 21 Oct 2020 16:30
  • Wed 21 Oct 2020 21:30

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