PBS NewsHour

How online misinformation helped fuel the Capitol riot

Clip: 02/28/2021 | 5m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

What level of online influence did local and state-level Republican officials have in the lead-up to the Capitol insurrection? An Associated Press investigation delved into the public and private social media accounts of nearly 1,000 Republican officials to look at how many perpetuated online misinformation leading up to the Jan 6 riot. Garance Burke, journalist for the AP, joins to discuss.

Aired: 02/28/21

Rating: NR

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