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Facebook's Sandberg deflects blame for Capitol riot even as new evidence shows it played a pivotal role

Facebook's Sandberg deflects blame for Capitol riot even as new evidence shows it played a pivotal role

In the days leading up to the violent Capitol rally, Trump supporters promoted it extensively on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram, including organizing bus trips to protests. More than 100,000 users posted hashtags affiliated with the movement, including #StoptheSteal and #FightforTrump. The details, emerging from researchers who have combed the service in recent days, shed new light on Facebook's role in garnering attention...

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