Coordinated deplatforming of Parler under question as arrest numbers highlight Facebook’s role in Capitol Hill riot

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Michael Ginsberg Daily Caller News Foundation Facebook was the social media network most used to organize the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, an analysis of Department of Justice charging documents showed. The Program on Extremism at George Washington University has collected the indictments of 223 people who have been charged for participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which caused five deaths and temporarily delayed the certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Facebook was used by 73 of the people charged with crimes, more than all other social media sites combined, according to a Forbes analysis. Alternative social media site Parler was banned from using Amazon’s online infrastructure in the wake of the riot due its alleged connection to the violence, but
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