The owner of the Delaware computer repair shop that was the center of the Hunter Biden email scandal is suing Twitter for defamation after the social media giant called the shop’s owner a hacker to justify ignoring the explosive October New York Post story detailing Biden’s overseas business ventures.

From the Daily Wire:

“Defendant’s actions and statements had the specific intent to communicate to the world that Plaintiff is a hacker,” Isaac’s lawsuit, filed on Monday, says. “The term ‘hacker’ is widely viewed as disparaging, particularly when said about someone who owns a computer repair business.”

“Plaintiff is not a hacker and the information obtained from the computer does not [include] hacked materials because Plaintiff lawfully gained access to the computer, first with the permission of its owner, Biden, and then, after Biden failed to retrieve the hard drive despite Plaintiff’s requests, in accordance with the Mac Shop’s abandoned property policy,” the lawsuit continues. “Plaintiff, as a direct result of Defendant’s actions and statements is now widely considered a hacker and, on the same day Defendant categorized the Plaintiff as a hacker, Plaintiff began to receive negative reviews of his business as well as threats to his person and property.”

The lawsuit, which is seeking $500 million in damages from Twitter, comes after the shop’s owner was forced to close his doors and go into hiding after receiving death threats for his role in exposing the story:

sign posted on John Mac Isaac’s Trolley Square store ten days after the election said it was closed, a neighbor claiming that the owner had left town. Mac Isaac’s lawyer, Brian Della Rocca, confirmed to the Delaware News Journal that Mac Isaac had closed the shop, but did not say whether his client had left town. He did claim that his client had received death threats.

Both Twitter and Facebook largely killed distribution of the bombshell New York Post story that unearthed emails allegedly sent by Hunter Biden related to his overseas business ventures. The social media giants claimed the censoring of the story was part of their efforts to combat misinformation ahead of the election, with Twitter claiming the story violated its rules against distributing hacked materials.

Most of the mainstream media followed their lead, refusing to cover a story that could have potentially damaged Joe Biden’s chances to defeat President Trump in the Presidential Election.

Biden claimed the story was part of a Russian misinformation plot during the campaign, refusing to abandon that line after the election even after it was revealed his son was indeed under federal investigation for tax law violations related to his overseas businesses


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