Election Interference—2020

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I am confident most of my readers are familiar with claims Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Are you familiar with the interference happening in the 2020 election?

I doubt anyone would be surprised at countries interfering in the 2020 election. America’s intelligence agencies have identified Russia, China, and Iran. They claimed Russia favors Donald Trump, while China favored Joe Biden. Iran worked to disrupt the 2020 election against Donald Trump. The US counterintelligence director noted these countries were sowing disinformation but couldn’t “interfere with or manipulate voting results at scale.”

I won’t minimize the danger these countries pose to American elections. They should concern us, but there are other sinister agents at work. These agents are Twitter, network media, and Facebook.

Time for a disclaimer. What follows was derived from multiple sources. The sources include various Foxnews stories and Twitter postings.

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facebookFacebook and Twitter blocked the dissemination of a New York Post (NYP) story yesterday. Twitter went so far as to lock the NYP twitter account. Twitter blocked attempts to forward the news (retweet) by persons and entities, some with .gov accounts. It was an effort to prevent you from learning about Hunter Biden’s emails found on a laptop tying Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, and Burisma representatives together. (Update at 4:30pm today: Twitter says accounts will remain locked until the tweets are removed, NYP would have to remove its own story.)

The New York Post story claimed someone dropped off a laptop at a repair shop. No one ever came to claim it. The whistleblower found emails and pictures on it that caused him to give it to the FBI and a copy of the hard drive to Rudy Guiliani. Emails, some quoted in the article, suggested Hunter coordinated contacts between Burisma and Joe Biden, his father. The latter was vice president at the time. Other emails thank Hunter for getting the meeting with Joe. The importance is the former vice president has claimed he wasn’t aware of his son’s business dealings, and—

Remember, The House of Representatives impeached President Trump. It was over issues around his request for Ukraine to investigate then-Vice President Biden’s efforts to have a prosecutor fired. The prosecutor was investigating the company where Hunter Biden worked. Some of Hunter’s emails seem to shed light on this event and not in a good one for Joe Biden.

The big three networks were complicit in burying the Hunter Biden story. Neither ABC, NBC nor CBS mentioned this story during their evening news. They didn’t tell us FACEBOOK and Twitter were blocking accounts trying to share it.

I believe this is election interference by the networks, FACEBOOK, and Twitter. They are quick to field any story that might damage Donald Trump but quick to ignore this story and follow-ups critical of Joe Biden. The media should be neutral and allow Americans access to both the good and bad about both candidates.

I would love for you to use the comment form to tell me your thoughts about election interference.  Is it real or imagined?

Be safe in these trying times for all of us.

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