The truth is now out.
According to a new analysis, Facebook was used far more than Parler by the Capitol Hill Rioters.
New – An analysis of 226 DOJ charging documents shows Facebook was far and away the most used social media platform used by those charged in the January 6 siege of Capitol Hill.https://t.co/Ut6k7Xu29h?
— Thomas Brewster (@iblametom) February 7, 2021
Just after the Capitol Hill riots on January 6, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer admitted the companyâ€™s ability to enforce its own rules was â€œnever perfect.â€ About the shocking events of the day, she added: â€œI think these events were largely organized on platforms that donâ€™t have our abilities to stop hate and donâ€™t have our standards and donâ€™t have our transparency,â€ said Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer, shortly after the Capitol Hill riots on January 6.
Sandberg was later criticized for downplaying her employerâ€™s role as a platform for the organizers of the siege. But Facebook was far and away the most cited social media site in charging documents the Justice Department filed against members of the Capitol Hill mob, providing further evidence that Sandberg was, perhaps, mistaken in her claim. Facebook, however, claims that the documents show the social media company has been especially forthcoming in assisting law enforcement in investigating users who breached the Capitol.
Forbes reviewed data from the Program on Extremism at the George Washington University, which has collated a list of more than 200 charging documents filed in relation to the siege. In total, the charging documents refer to 223 individuals in the Capitol Hill riot investigation. Of those documents, 73 reference Facebook. Thatâ€™s far more references than other social networks. YouTube was the second most-referenced on 24. Instagram, a Facebook-owned company, was next on 20. Parler, the app that pledged protection for free speech rights and garnered a large far-right userbase, was mentioned in just eight.
Is it time to ban Facebook?
Of course, the Mainstream Press is not using this study to defend Parler. They are using it to push more censorship.
So, if this is the case shouldn’t Parler be re-platformed? Of course, it should.
However, you have to realize that this was just used as an excuse to ban Parler.
We have reported on the real reason they banned Parler.
That was to stop Trump.
Anyone who believes in Free Speech should call for Parler to be re-platformed right away.
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