January 6, 2021
The January 6th insurrection against the U.S. Government arose from disinformation and manipulation spread for the purpose of creating unfounded (but genuinely felt) outrage capable of leading people to threaten our country's most prized accomplishment:
peaceful transfers of power for over two hundred years.
Accountability for the powerful people who knowingly spread these lies and stoked insurrectionist rage is critical to make sure this never happens again. In addition, everyday people need to be aware of how "rage farming" is affecting them and influencing their decision-making processes.
A brief presentation on the role of disinformation in the insurrection, followed by the steps you can take to stop the spread of disinformation, is embedded below, and a set of resources for further reading can be found underneath it.
Common Cause has provided summaries of each of the Jan. 6 hearings (click to read)