Podcaster Joe Rogan says the social media crackdown on the Hunter Biden laptop allegations is disturbing and wrong.
What's a brief history here?
Hunter has been under scrutiny after the contents of laptops that purportedly belonged to him went public through a computer store owner in his home state of Delaware.
The contents reportedly included emails appearing to confirm clandestine foreign business dealings between his father and the Ukraine.
The New York Post was the first to report on the findings, and Twitter responded in kind by suspending the outlet from using its account. At the time of this reporting, the account still appears to be locked up as the Post reportedly refuses to delete the reports from its feed.
Former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has denied all allegations regarding overseas family business involvement.
What are the details?
According to the Washington Examiner, Rogan blasted Twitter and Facebook as well as traditional media outlets for what he says was a mishandling of the laptop allegations.
During a recent episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience," the pragmatic show host explained that the New York Post — which broke the news of the laptop allegations — and its reporting was accurate.
"The Post, what they printed and put out there, is accurate," he began.
Alex Jones of Infowars, who appeared on the episode, argued that the proof is in the pudding when it comes to the Delaware repair shop's owner.
"They have the receipts," Jones argued.
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New York Post editor Sohrab Ahmari spoke with Fox News on Wednesday night, and said that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is guilty of blackmail in attempting to force the New York-based outlet to remove its reporting from the social media platform.
According to Fox News, Ahmari's remarks were prompted by an exchange between Dorsey and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee.
"Dorsey explained that the Post is not technically locked out, because it can go back and delete the original post from two weeks ago announcing the Hunter Biden laptop story, and repost it today because the site's 'terms of service' have since changed."
Speaking with the network's Martha MacCallum, Ahmari argued, "I say that sounds like high-tech racketeering. We're being blackmailed the way an old mob boss would do."
He later added that Dorsey as well as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg clearly have "too much control over what we see and what we think."
"Neither Mr. Joe Biden or Mr. Hunter Biden has denied the authenticity of the emails," he continued. "Neither has denied the ownership of the laptop. Now we have an on-the-record source on one of the threads that we reported out saying 'Yes, they're real.' Again, what policy have we violated and what will happen if the only journalism that is allowed is journalism that the subject of the story permits?"