On Thursday, NPR was forced to issue a correction because they had previously falsely reported that the famous Hunter Biden laptop story and investigation had been dropped and discredited by US intelligence.
"A previous version of this story said U.S. intelligence had discredited the laptop story. U.S. intelligence officials have not made a statement to that effect," read the correction.
According to Fox News, the original text of the article was, "The laptop story was discredited by U.S. intelligence and independent investigations by news organizations." The changed text now reads, "Numerous news organizations cast doubt on the credibility of the laptop story."
John Ratcliffe, the director of National Intelligence, stated regarding the issue:
"Let me be clear: the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that. And we have shared no intelligence with Adam Schiff, or any member of Congress."
The Hunter Biden story was originally and famously broken by the New York Post, and equally famously, social media did their best to (unsuccessfully) hush the story after it came out. Many critics considered it to be a subtle form of censorship by companies such as Twitter, especially due to the timing, so close to a presidential elections.
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