- Court documents related to the
Capitol riotson January 6 mention
- A George Washington University group is cataloging court documents about those arrested in connection with the riots.
- Reviewing the documents, Fintech Zoom found Facebook referenced far more than YouTube and far-right platform
Facebook is the most widely-referenced
References in the documents, which are being catalogued by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism on an ongoing basis, include posts, messages, and livestreamed videos, according to Fintech Zoom. Facebook is far more widely referenced than other networks, including Parler, the far-right social media platform that was banned from Apple‘s App Store in the wake of the riots, Fintech Zoom reported.
In those documents, Facebook is referenced more than 70 times, Fintech Zoom reported Sunday. By comparison, Instagram and YouTube are referenced only a few dozen times at most, while Parler only shows up eight times, Fintech Zoom reported.
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has said that the social media service wasn’t responsible for helping people organize ahead of the January 6 “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington D.C.
“I think these events were largely organized on platforms that don’t have our abilities to stop hate, and don’t have our standards, and don’t have our transparency,” Sandberg said in mid-January.
Parler was pulled from Apple‘s App Store after users cheered on the attempted insurrection.
Five people died during the storming of Congress, including a US Capitol police officer, and dozens more were injured.