The New York Post recently published a story alleging it had found a cache of emails on a laptop apparently belonging to Hunter Biden that demonstrate widespread allegations of nepotism and corruption during US vice presidential spell of his father Joe Biden.
The story became controversial, especially among Trump supporters, when Twitter and Facebook blocked the distribution of the story's URL. As the New York Times reports:
Hours after the Post published its article, Facebook said on Wednesday that it had decided to limit the distribution of the story on its platform so it could fact-check the claims. Twitter said it was blocking the article because it included people’s personal phone numbers and email addresses, which violated their privacy rules, and because the article violated their policy on hacked materials.
The accuracy of the claims has been questioned by, for example, this Techcrunch analysis. The NYT report above says:
Some security experts expressed skepticism about the provenance and authenticity of the emails.
There are plenty of events in the claimed story about how the email cache was uncovered that TechCrunch found implausible. The New York Post have not, apparently, released (or possibly even investigated) any detailed technical evidence that the emails are authentic.
Are the published emails authentic?