Stunning New Reporting Details Internal Concerns at Facebook About Election Misinformation Leading Up to 1/6

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Multiple news outlets dropped stunning reports Friday night on internal Facebook documents.

A consortium of news outlets has been going through thousands of documents provided by whistleblower Frances Haugen, and the first batch of reports Friday concern internal concerns at Facebook about how the company was handling the proliferation of misinformation about the 2020 election.

Before and after election day, and for weeks afterwards, then-President Donald Trump and some of his key allies made a number of false and conspiratorial claims about the 2020 election, culminating in the riots at the Capitol on January 6.

Haugen has claimed that Facebook “misled investors and the public about its role perpetuating misinformation and violent extremism
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