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What Role Did Social Media Play In The Capitol Riots?

Jason Howie
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Before extremists stormed the US Capitol, groups had beenorganizing and inciting violence on our most common social media apps. 

This hour, how much of a role did social media play in that riot? Extremists had a home on the web long before the existence of Parler, an alternative social media network.

Content moderation has only been used sporadically across the most popular social media, Facebook and Twitter. How should tech companies make sure their platforms are safe and content is moderated fairly? 

Later, we talk about town hall meetings going virtual. Is the online town hall forum here stay? 

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Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
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