In Thursday’s presidential debate, President Trump made a number of deceptive claims concerning the enterprise dealings of the household of his opponent, Joseph R. Biden Jr.Mr. Trump steered, with out proof, that Mr. Biden had consulted for his son Hunter Biden to assist with the youthful Biden’s enterprise. Mr. Trump additionally stated that Mr. Biden had used his affect throughout his time as vice chairman to assist his son land profitable enterprise offers. Each claims had been deceptive.However the feedback nonetheless drew consideration to Hunter Biden and his work, in response to a New York Occasions evaluation of Google searches and Fb posts throughout and after the talk.Searches for “Hunter Biden” on Google greater than tripled through the debate in contrast with earlier than the occasion, in response to Google Tendencies information. Fb posts about Hunter Biden additionally spiked, in response to information from CrowdTangle, a social media analytics instrument owned by Fb.Practically 70,000 new Fb posts popped up after the talk mentioning “false, unproven or deceptive claims” about Hunter Biden’s enterprise interactions, stated Avaaz, a progressive human rights group that research misinformation. Nearly all of the posts got here from Fb pages that had been repeatedly flagged for sharing false or deceptive claims, Avaaz stated.A Fb spokeswoman stated the corporate’s third-party reality checkers had assessed and debunked a number of claims associated to Hunter Biden.Mr. Trump’s feedback finally month’s presidential debate additionally led to spikes in web visitors. After he stated that the Proud Boys, a far-right group that has endorsed violence, ought to “stand again and stand by,” searches for the group soared, as did posts about them on Twitter and Fb.