Russell Brand criticises media and social media companies for 'Hunter Biden censorship'
He has claimed that the media "conspired to keep information away from you because it was not convenient to their agenda."
Russell Brand has accused mainstream and social media companies of suppressing reporting of allegations surrounding Hunter Biden made in the build-up to the 2020 presidential election.
In October 2020, the New York Post reported that Hunter Biden introduced his father Joe Biden to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before Joe Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor investigating the company. This was according to emails that the Post claimed to have seen.
Comedian Russell Brand has now accused the media of not covering this story as much as they should have done.
Brand was speaking on his podcast to journalist Glenn Greenwald, the guest for that episode.
He said: "I’m not a pro-Republican person, I don't see myself that way. I don't see myself as conservative.
"However, it seems to me, what reason is Hunter Biden … on the board of an energy company in … Ukraine? What reason is James Biden … on the board, or receiving payments from an energy company, in China?
"For me, revelations that there are financial connections between energy companies in … Ukraine, energy companies in China, and the Biden family are troubling. That should be public knowledge. And it’s even more troubling that Twitter, and Facebook and the media at large deliberately kept it out of the news because they didn’t want it to influence the election."
Brand continued: "What is democracy, then? It suggests to me that democracy is, 'We want you to vote for this person. We don’t want you to vote for that person.'
"As I’ve said, Donald Trump, you know, I don’t think Donald Trump's the answer, but I’m sad to realize that I can no longer even claim to believe Joe Biden or the Democratic Party might be the answer, because look at how they behave. And look at the relationships between media, social media, and that party. They conspired to keep information away from you because it was not convenient to their agenda."