The social media in the chair in the USA for the attack on the Capitol

Facebook, The social media in the chair in the USA for the attack on the Capitol

The attack on the Capitol and the role that social media played in it is the subject of an investigation by the American Congress. Further information is being requested from the congressional special committee on Twitter, Meta, Alphabet and Reddit.

The mob attack on the Capitol, on January 6, 2021 It was an event that even led to the loss of lives, a fact that alarmed everyone in the US and beyond. Social media is considered to have played a catalytic role both in the misinformation that intensified the event and in the organization of this attack on a democratic institution.

The special committee set up by US Congress explores the role they played 15 different social media in the course of the case. The messages exchanged by the crowd, the information published there are on the radar of the special committee, which asks for more information from Twitter, Meta, Alphabet, Reddit.

The American authorities express their dissatisfaction with the fact that they have not received the necessary information from the social networks about what exactly happened that day in the heart of the American Republic. Social media for their part states that will work together with the Authorities to clarify the case.

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