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DOJ should investigate social media platform Gab and its CEO over Capitol riots, according to anti-hate group
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DOJ should investigate social media platform Gab and its CEO over Capitol riots, according to anti-hate group 


A national anti-hate group is calling for the Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate a conservative social media company and its CEO over allegations that they may have “intentionally aided, conspired with or directed” rioters who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

The Anti-Defamation League released an open letter Wednesday morning calling for authorities to probe Gab and its CEO, Andrew Torba, saying they “may well bear a measure of criminal responsibility for the attack.”

The move comes amid growing pressure on social media outlets that serve as a petri dish for hate and violence. In recent days, Apple, Google and Amazon have taken action to strip conservative social media outlet Parler of its distribution platforms amid accusations that rioters planned aspects of their attack on its platform. Parler has said it is committed to removing content calling for violence.



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