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TTP Investigation: Capitol Attack Was Months in the Making on Facebook

Despite Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s recent statement claiming that the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was “largely organized” on other platforms, TTP’s review of the platform across several months reveals extremist groups relied on Facebook to organize and incite members, fueled by President Trump’s baseless allegations of voter fraud and a “rigged” election.

Watchdog Calls for Ethics Investigation into Senators Hawley and Cruz for Potentially Inciting A Riot and Committing Seditious Conspiracy

Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee requesting an investigation into whether Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz knowingly spread 2020 presidential election misinformation motivating the rioters who stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

January 11, 2021 Ethics, Press Releases

CfA Calls for Ethics Investigation Into Rep. Morris Brooks for Potentially Inciting A Riot and Committing Seditious Conspiracy

Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics requesting an investigation into whether Representative Morris “Mo” Brooks (R-AL) violated federal law and House rules by inciting a riot as part of a seditious conspiracy to use force to prevent Congress from carrying out its constitutional and statutory duties to count the votes of the Electoral College.

TTP Investigation: YouTube Still Awash in False Voter Fraud Claims

Today, CfA and TTP released a report revealing that YouTube is failing to remove new videos spreading baseless conspiracies about widespread voter fraud, despite the company’s Dec. 9 announcement that it would take down such content. In the days following the announcement, TTP easily found examples of new videos spreading disinformation on YouTube, often racking up thousands of views.

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