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One year after the Capitol Riot, Americans still see two very different Facebooks

07/01/2022

By: Colin Lecher and Leon Yin Even as rioters were storming the United States Capitol one year ago, the seeds of two different narratives of Jan. 6 were already forming on social media. In one, seen by Facebook users who voted for Joe Biden and covered by mainstream news outlets like The New York Times, a mob spurred...
By: Colin Lecher and Leon Yin Even as rioters were storming the United States Capitol one year ago, the seeds of two different narratives of Jan. 6 were already forming on social media. In one, seen by Facebook users who voted for Joe Biden and covered by mainstream news outlets like The New York Times, a mob spurred by President Trump was incensed at what they falsely believed to be a stolen election, striking at the heart of the nation in a failed insurrection. For Trump voters on the platform, seeing the day through the lens of small, hyper-partisan news outlets,…This story continues at The Next Web By: Colin Lecher and Leon Yin Even as rioters were storming the United States Capitol one year ago, the seeds of two different narratives of Jan. 6 were already forming on social media. In one, seen by Facebook users who voted for Joe Biden and covered by mainstream news outlets like The New York Times, a mob spurred by President Trump was incensed at what they falsely believed to be a stolen election, striking at the heart of the nation in a failed insurrection. For Trump voters on the platform, seeing the day through the lens of small, hyper-partisan news outlets,…This story continues at The Next Web
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