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- Fox News posted a segment of the interview on YouTube and then linked to its own website for viewers to watch the rest.
On Oct. 27, Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner of Hunter Biden, appeared on Fox News and said that Biden’s father — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden — was more involved in his son’s overseas business ventures than he’s previously claimed.
"YouTube has removed the full 1hr of Tucker Carlson’s interview with Tony Bobulinsky," one post says, misspelling his name. "Now that’s communism!!"
This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
There’s ample reason to doubt the claims that Bobulinski made on Fox News, but YouTube told us that it didn’t pull the interview. We found no evidence to support the claim that it did.
The first segment of the show, posted by Fox News, appears on YouTube.
In the description of the video, Fox provided two links to watch the rest of the interview on its website. The second link doesn’t work, but we found that segment of the interview here — the second video on the page.
Carlson was critical of efforts from Facebook and Twitter to slow the spread of an Oct. 14 New York Post article that outlined allegations involving the Bidens, a computer hard drive and a Ukrainian businessman. (We dove into that story here.)
But we didn’t find any instances of Carlson speaking out because YouTube removed his own coverage.
We rate this Facebook post False.
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Facebook post, Oct. 26, 2020
PolitiFact, Tony Bobulinski, Hunter Biden and China: an explainer, Oct. 29, 2020
Fox News, Tucker Carlson: What Tony Bobulinski told me and why it matters, Oct. 29, 2020
YouTube, Tucker exclusive: Tony Bobulinski, ex-Hunter Biden associate, speaks out on Joe Biden, Oct. 27, 2020
Fox News, Bobulinski: ‘I think Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised,’ Oct. 28, 2020
PolitiFact, A look behind the NY Post headline about Joe Biden and a Ukraine meeting, Oct. 15, 2020
RealClear Politics, Tucker Carlson: Where are journalists speaking up against censorship of NY Post by Facebook, Twitter? Oct. 16, 2020
Statement from YouTube, Oct. 29, 2020
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