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Ally of Rep. Greene participated in the Capitol breach

By Andrew Kaczynski and Em Steck | CNN A close ally of Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took part in the January 6 mob at the Capitol and said he was among those who eventually made their way into the building. Greene, a freshman congresswoman with a history of promoting dangerous and violent conspiracies and comments, encouraged the big lie that the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump by voting to object to the election certification and fanned the flames of the...
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Sky News Australia is tapping into the global conspiracy set – and it’s paying off

News Corp-owned channel is garnering millions of views across digital platforms with a slew of far-right conspiraciesThe US conspiracy network Infowars has been banned from most social media platforms, but Alex Jones, its presenter, is still delivering his incendiary broadcasts on the internet, pumping out his message that the election of Joe Biden as president is part of a plot by globalists and the deep state to bring about “the takedown of America”.And that’s the mild version. Continue readin...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Nick Wass/Associated Press Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Facebook reversed its Australian news ban. The move comes after a weekend of negotiations with the government over its proposed media code.Spotify will launch higher quality streaming. The firm announced a slew of updates, inc...
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Mark Zuckerberg personally intervened to soften Alex Jones' Facebook ban, a report claims

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Andrew Harnik/AP Mark Zuckerberg stepped in to make Facebook's 2019 ban on Alex Jones more lenient, BuzzFeed reports. The ban was supposed to extend to posts supporting Jones, but Zuckerberg vetoed this part of it, sources said. Current and former employees said the company has been deliberately lenient with right-wing figures. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook's banning of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was less strict than empl...
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Did Facebook Change Its Rules to Placate the Right?

Former lobbyist/political advisor Joel Kaplan joined Facebook in 2011 to lead its Washington D.C. outreach, reports BuzzFeed news. But some employees said they were very unhappy with decisions made by both Kaplan and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: In April 2019, Facebook was preparing to ban one of the internet's most notorious spreaders of misinformation and hate, Infowars founder Alex Jones. Then CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally intervened... [H]e overruled his own internal experts and opened ...
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FBI Reportedly Probing Roger Stone’s, Alex Jones’ Possible Links To Capitol Violence

Investigators are examining ties among Stone, inflammatory conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and violent rioters.
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Investigators Are Probing Possible Ties Between Roger Stone, Alex Jones And Capitol Rioters

The Justice Department and FBI are investigating whether Roger Stone, Alex Jones and other right-wing figures, may have played a role in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, the Washington Post reported late Friday.  [Author: Zoe Richards]
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The Justice Department and FBI are investigating whether Roger Stone and Alex Jones played a role in the Capitol siege, report says

Roger Stone, left, and Alex Jones, right, spoke at pro-Trump rallies ahead of the Capitol siege on January 6, 2021. Getty Images Right-wing influencers are being investigated by the FBI and the Justice Department, according to The Washington Post. Investigators are exploring possible ties between Alex Jones, Roger Stone, and the insurrectionists. The investigation wants to understand what the rioters were thinking when they ransacked the US Capitol. Visit the Business section of Insider fo...
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Alex Jones' silky floral dress has spring written all over it

The One Show host Alex Jones stunned viewers on Wednesday night with her pretty spring...
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Alex Jones reveals touching reason why Matt Baker left the One Show

It's coming up to one year since Matt Baker made his emotional exit from The One Show...
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Alex Jones explains The One show absence in new family photo

After being absent from The One Show on Tuesday night, Alex Jones took to her Instagram...
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It's time America adopted 'the right to be forgotten'

The Boston Globe and other US newspapers have launched "Fresh Start" initiatives. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Some US newspapers launched "Fresh Start" initiatives where they will remove a story from their archives if it is causing you long-lasting harm.  The European Union has offered citizens this 'right to be forgotten' for years by working with Google to scrub search results on a case by case basis.  The US initiatives do not go far enough — without mass coordination, on...
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Republicans need the Marjorie Taylor Greene wing of the party, and she knows it

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks as ex-President Donald Trump listens at a campaign rally on Jan. 4, 2021. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Republicans had their chance to bench conspiracy theory-spouting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.  But they didn't because while QAnon is fading away, conspiracy theorists are now part of the GOP base.  The House voted to strip Greene of committee assignments, but her apology-free speech proved she knows she's untouchable in the GOP.  This is an opinion column. T...
Tags: Congress, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Trump, Alex Jones, Reuters, United States of America

Rioters with military ties are overrepresented among arrests

• InfoWars' Alex Jones helped jump-start January 6 rally organization efforts
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InfoWars' Alex Jones helped jumpstart January 6 rally organization efforts

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones helped jumpstart the organization efforts that eventually materialized into the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 6, according to the grassroots organizer that filed the permits.
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InfoWars' Alex Jones helped jump-start January 6 rally organization efforts

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones helped jumpstart the organization efforts that eventually materialized into the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 6, according to the grassroots organizer who filed the permits.
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Alex Jones and Publix heir Julie Jenkins Fancelli helped fund Trump’s rally preceding the Capitol riot

Their contributions were just a part of the $86 million Trump and Republicans raised following the 2020 election.
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Jan. 6 Rally Funded by Top Trump Donor, Helped by Alex Jones, Organizers Say

The rally in Washington’s Ellipse that preceded the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was arranged and funded by a small group including a...
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Publix grocery heiress was the top funder of the January 6 pro-Trump rally that preceded the US Capitol riot: report

Former President Trump speaking to his supporters at the "Save America" rally. Alan Chin for Insider The Publix grocery chain heiress was a key funder of the "Save America" rally, The Wall Street Journal reported. At the event, Trump told supporters to "fight like hell." Some of them stormed the Capitol. Conspiracy theorist and host Alex Jones also contributed money to the rally, The WSJ reported. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The heiress to the Publix Super Market ch...
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Alex Jones' controversial snack will divide the nation

The One Show host Alex Jones was so hungry as she was preparing dinner on Wednesday night...
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Trump's gone, but the GOP's conspiracy theory cesspool is here to stay

Fox News' Tucker Carlson defended the QAnon conspiracy theory Monday, and told viewers that the government is trying to control what people believe Fox News Trump hasn't even been gone a week, but conspiracy theory culture is still clearly the base of the GOP. State Republican parties have been tweeting in support of QAnon, Holocaust deniers, and spreading "false flag" lies about the Capitol siege. Rand Paul pushed election fraud lies on national TV, and Tucker Carlson implied that QAn...
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The One Show's Alex Jones marks major milestone with her son

There was great excitement in Alex Jones's household on Monday. The One Show star took...
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8 big thinkers to follow on social media in 2021

While social media is often a source of disinformation, some thought leaders are using their platforms as a force for good. Social networks offer an opportunity for readers to learn science-backed advice from top professionals in their fields. From journalists covering disinformation to a doctor giving the best physical therapy advice around, these influential voices deserve wide audiences. In her 2017 book, "What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear," NYU associate professor of medicine Danielle O...
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Alex Jones transforms home to celebrate son Teddy's birthday

It's been a special weekend for Alex Jones and her family – and we're not...
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Texas Supreme Court: Alex Jones, InfoWars can be sued by Sandy Hook parents after calling massacre a 'hoax'

The parents sued in Texas, where Jones is based, after his website called the shooting that left 20 children dead, a "hoax."         [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
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Alex Jones' son pulls apart her purse in hilarious new photo

Alex Jones' son Teddy was causing mischief on Thursday, pulling out every single item...
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I'm a lawyer who sued Alex Jones on behalf of the Sandy Hook families, leading to his deplatforming. The social media ban of Trump is troubling.

President Trump is seen at the White House on November 26, 2020. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images Trump's ban from social media has troubling parallels with Alex Jones' ban in 2018. Public vulnerability to disinformation remains poorly understood, and our attempts to address the problem have been largely counterproductive. Before taking action, Congress should convene a panel to study solutions to disinformation which are compatible with a free and democratized internet. Mark D. Bankston i...
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GOP Senator Ben Sasse warned that the QAnon conspiracy theory movement is destroying the Republican Party

Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has warned in an op-ed in The Atlantic that the QAnon conspiracy theory movement is destroying the GOP.  "We can dedicate ourselves to defending the Constitution and perpetuating our best American institutions and traditions, or we can be a party of conspiracy theories, cable-news fantasies, and the ruin that comes with them," w...
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The One Show's Alex Jones surprises with face tattoos

The One Show's Alex Jones underwent quite the makeover on Thursday, showing off two...
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Marketers crank up the vaccine push

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where I break down the big stories in media and advertising. I'm Lucia Moses, deputy editor.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here. This week: Marketers ramp up push to convince vaccine skeptics, all the media deals to watch, and inside Gab. Smith showed off his bandage to the press at the University of Louisville Hospital. Jon Cherry/Getty Images Marketers try to convince vaccine skeptics The COVID-19 vacc...
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