How Facebook became a 'key vector' in the lead-up to Jan. 6

Trump supporters on Jan. 6.
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An investigation from The Washington Post and ProPublica has revealed how Facebook groups "swelled" between Election Day and the Jan. 6 Capitol riot with hundreds of thousands of sometimes-violent posts attacking the 2020 election and President Biden's victory.

The deluge averaged at least 10,000 posts a day, and turned the social network's group communities into "incubators" for fraudulent claims, and the social network itself into a "key vector" for spreading the narratives that led to the attack, writes the Post.

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