Twitter and other social media platforms appear to be doing President Trump a favor, although they probably didn’t mean to.
By cutting off the New York Post as it ran a story about emails linked to Hunter Biden showing influence peddling, the social media outlets gave the story more coverage than it likely would have generated on its own.
To be fair, the pictures of Hunter Biden with a crack pipe, along with some other salacious pictures and notes about selling access to his dad while Joe Biden was the Vice President, would still be news. But the social media outlets trying to keep the information from spreading simply drove people to find it elsewhere.
Amidst all of the noise, Joe Biden has lost a bit of his lead.
After the scandal broke last week, Biden’s national lead dipped from 9% to 7%, with him leading Trump 50% to 43%. That’s still well outside the margin of error, but because of the way the electoral college works, Democratic candidates need a 7% to 10% lead in national polls to feel confident heading into the election.