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

Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group that runs the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), released a report documenting numerous instances of domestic extremists using Facebook to discuss weapons and tactics, coordinate activities, and spread calls to overthrow the government in the last few months. 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.