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Greenwald resigns from The Intercept over Biden article

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald stated Thursday he had resigned from The Intercept after the US investigative media outlet refused to publish his article crucial of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.Greenwald, one of many first journalists to report on the Edward Snowden paperwork on US mass surveillance, stated he was leaving the web site he began in 2014 with two different journalists.”The final, precipitating cause is that The Intercept’s editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden,” Greenwald stated in a weblog publish.Greenwald’s article accuses information retailers of pro-Biden bias of their standoffish protection of corruption allegations towards the previous vice-president’s son in a current New York Post story.The Post accused Hunter Biden of monetizing entry to his father in improper enterprise dealings in Ukraine.Related: Biden slams Republicans’ Supreme Court priorityTwitter restricted the article’s unfold amid questions over the “origins of the materials” on which it relied, together with emails apparently sourced from a laptop computer left by Hunter Biden at a Delaware restore store final 12 months.Facebook additionally restricted customers capability on hyperlink to the article, saying — together with a number of US information retailers — that there have been questions over its veracity.Greenwald, 53, left The Guardian in 2013 to arrange The Intercept with the founding father of eBay, Pierre Omidyar.He accused it of the “same trends of repression, censorship and ideological homogeneity plaguing the national press.”But The Intercept hit again at Greenwald, dismissing him as “a grown person throwing a tantrum,” and stated it was he who had allowed his requirements to drop.”While he accuses us of political bias, it was he who was attempting to recycle the dubious claims of a political campaign — the Trump campaign — and launder them as journalism,” the web site stated in an announcement.Greenwald, who lives in Brazil, shared the Pulitzer in 2014 for his reporting on leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden about mass digital surveillance applications.tu-rl-caw/ft

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