A Democratic congresswoman has simply launched an enormous report detailing the social media posts of her Republican colleagues who tried to overturn the U.S. presidential election outcomes.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who represents California, the practically 2,000 web page Social Media Overview report on her authorities web site on Friday. The report is damaged down by state and consists of archived social media posts from “Members of the U.S. Home of Representatives who had been sworn-in to workplace in January 2021 and who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election.”
In response to Rep. Lofgren, following the occasions of Jan. 6, when hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, she instructed her employees to place collectively a evaluate of public social media posts from members of Congress who voted to overturn the election outcomes. The report additionally consists of social media posts that correlate with the actions of that day, in addition to any postings that claimed the 2020 presidential election outcomes had been illegitimate.
As well as, the report comprises posts from these similar members of Congress who tried to unfold misinformation or make “false equivalencies” between the violence in January and the Black Lives Matter protests this summer season.
The evaluate is damaged down by state. Whereas a few of these reporters are only some pages, others, equivalent to those detailing the posts made by representatives from Texas and Arizona, are a whole lot of pages lengthy.
Every state’s report is damaged down by consultant. The majority of Georgia’s 128-page report is taken up by posts from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a freshman member who has a history of spreading conspiracy theories like QAnon. The evaluate is stuffed with posts from Rep. Greene that promote “Cease the Steal” and different falsehoods in regards to the 2020 election outcomes. Mashable has beforehand on the slew of warning labels Rep. Greene acquired on Twitter attributable to her posts spreading misinformation in regards to the election outcomes.
Republican Congressman Paul Gosar’s posts take up a whopping 177 pages of Arizona’s 257-page report. The report notes how Rep. Gosar had a number of with “@Ali” on Twitter, the since-suspended username for Ali Alexander, one of many most important organizers of “Cease the Steal” in addition to the rally on the Capitol on January 6.
Rep. Lofgren’s complete social media evaluate comes out as information involves gentle of attainable investigation into members of Congress speaking with organizers of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. In response to a report by , the FBI has collected “hundreds of telephone and digital data” of people that had been on the Capitol that day, together with knowledge belonging to members of Congress and their employees.