Report: Investigation reveals Facebook played a big part in Capitol riot

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A report released today by The Washington Post and ProPublica has revealed that Meta Platforms Inc. – then Facebook Inc. – played a significant role in what happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

After going through what The Post said were “millions of posts” between Election Day and Jan. 6, it, along with ProPublica, found that during that time there were around 650,000 Facebook posts talking about how Joe Biden had not won the election legitimately and that drastic action needed to be taken.

“The barrage — averaging at least 10,000 posts a day, a scale not reported previously — turned the groups into incubators for the baseless claims supporters of President Donald Trump voiced as they stormed the Capitol, demanding he get a second term,” wrote The Post. “Many posts portrayed Biden’s election as the result of widespread fraud that required extraordinary…

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