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‘QAnon Shaman’ is seen leading the charge as pro-Trump mob breaks into U.S. Capitol

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‘QAnon Shaman’ is seen leading the charge as pro-Trump mob breaks into U.S. Capitol

When supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon, a face familiar to QAnon conspiracy theorists was seen leading the break-in.

U.S. Capitol police officers try to stop supporters of Donald Trump, including the "QAnon Shaman."

U.S. Capitol police officers try to stop supporters of Donald Trump, including the “QAnon Shaman.”

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Jake Angeli, who is better known as the “QAnon Shaman,” was captured on camera multiple times from different sources making his way through the Capitol. He was even photographed inside the Senate chambers. 

The photos of this well-known QAnon figure inside the Capitol are a perfect visual representation of just how influential QAnon has been in fomenting anger around unfounded conspiracies about election fraud, eventually leading up to this moment. Read more…

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Facebook bans scores of fake pro-Trump accounts. Again.

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Facebook bans scores of fake pro-Trump accounts. Again.

Another day, another bunch of pro-Trump Facebook accounts revealed to be fake. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. 

On Thursday, the social media giant announced it had removed 200 Facebook accounts, 55 Pages and 76 Instagram accounts over the past week for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” At least some of those accounts and pages were spotted pushing messaging in favor of Donald Trump. 

Of course, at least according to Facebook, there weren’t real people associated with the names and photos on the accounts. And, shocker, those fake accounts spewed the kind of misinformation and garbage — like lies about mail-in voting — that you’re probably used to seeing on Facebook.  Read more…

More about Facebook, Social Media, Election 2020, Tech, and Social Media Companies

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