Twitter: Eric Trump ‘Ukraine Scandal’ Hashtag Trends While Biden Stories Muzzled

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Following the publication of the New York Post’s bombshell story about the Biden family’s business dealings in Ukraine, Twitter has allowed #EricTrumpUkraineScandal to trend while actively censoring the Post’s story across the platform.

Breitbart News recently reported on the New York Post’s bombshell story that alleges that Joe Biden may have met with an adviser to the board of Burisma while he was Vice President, arranged by his son Hunter, who was working as a lobbyist for the company at the time. Biden allegedly met with the executive despite previously stating: “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”

The leaked emails published by the Post allegedly show that Hunter introduced his father to a Bursima executive less than a year before Biden, acting as Vice President, pressured the Ukrainian government into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company. Shortly after the story broke, many found themselves having trouble sharing it across social media. Breitbart News detailed censorship efforts by Twitter and Facebook here.

Now, despite designating any links to the Post’s story as “potentially unsafe,” Twitter is letting the hashtag #EricTrumpsUkraineScandal trends across the platform. The hashtag notes that Eric Trump gave a keynote speech in 2012 to Baltic International Bank in Riga, Latvia, which has offices in the U.K., Russia, and Ukraine.

For some time today, the hashtag trended well above a similar hashtag discussing the New York Post’s article titled #JoeBidenUkraineScandal. Since then, #TwitterCensorship has overtaken both hashtags on the platform as many begin to notice the website’s bias and attempts to censor the Hunter Biden story.

Read more about the social media censorship of the New York Post’s bombshell and what’s being done about it at Breitbart News here. 

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or email him at


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