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How disinformation around Jan. 6 riot has downplayed violence, divided Americans | PBS NewsHour

By Amna Nawz, Courtney Norris, and Frank Carlson
January 5, 2022

The attack on the U.S. Capitol was based on a “Big Lie” about election fraud in 2020, and the hope of supporters of former President Donald Trump that they could stop the certification of electoral vote results. But in the year since, there’s been a new misinformation campaign to recast, downplay, and misrepresent the events that unfolded at the capitol. Amna Nawaz reports.

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