New York Democrat Senator demands FBI investigate Parler for domestic terrorism
New York Democrat Senator demands FBI investigate Parler for domestic terrorism by James Anthony for The Post Millennial
Despite Maloney’s missive to Wray, Glenn Greenwald reported that it were the major social media platforms of Twitter and Facebook that hosted much of the planning by Capitol Hill rioters.
Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) sent letter to FBI director Christopher Wray asking for an investigation into deplatformed social media platform Parler. Her charge is that they are a haven for domestic terrorism and were involved in the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6.
JUST IN: House Oversight Cmte. Chair Maloney asks FBI Director Wray to investigate Parler’s involvement in the Jan. 6 riots at the US Capitol. pic.twitter.com/GaVwMCTZGz
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Despite Maloney’s missive to Wray, independent journalist Glenn Greenwald reported that it were the major social media platforms of Twitter and Facebook that hosted much of the planning by Capitol Hill rioters.
“Of the first 13 people arrested by the FBI in connection with the event at the Capitol, a total of zero were active users of Parler. The overwhelming amount of planning for that event, the overwhelming amount of advocacy for people to go there and to breach the Capitol was done on Facebook, and on YouTube, and on Twitter,” Greenwald asserted.
“This is one of the ironies is that Google is one of the monopolies that wants to police our discourse and control our thinking and rule our politics that kicked Parler off of its app at the exactly the time that Parler had gone to number one,” he continued.
“Google said, we will not allow you on our service,” Greenwald said, when “the reality is the service that Google owns, YouTube, played a much greater role.”
Maloney writes: “I am writing to request that as part of its comprehensive investigation of the January 6 assault on the Capitol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conduct a robust examination of the role that the social media site Parler played in the assault, including as a potential facilitator of planning and incitement related to the violence, as a repository of key evidence posted by users on its site, and as a potential conduit for foreign governments who may be financing civil unrest in the United States.”