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Vast majority of Americans hold Trump responsible for Capitol siege, new Insider poll shows

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Most Americans blame President Donald Trump for the Capitol siege, with less than one-fifth saying he's blameless for the violence, according to a new Insider poll.
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Americans overwhelmingly say that President Donald Trump is responsible on some level for the Capitol siege, according to a new Insider poll.
76% said Trump bears a "great deal" or "a lot" of responsibility.
Less than one-fifth said the president is blameless for the riot at the Capitol.
Trump was impeached over the Capitol siege on Wednesday.
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One in 10 Americans say they believe the Capitol siege was justified in some way, according to a new Insider poll

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Capitol Police stand guard outside of Congress as pro-Trump rioters challenging the election results storm the building.
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A new Insider poll found that a vast majority of the American public believes the Capitol Siege was uncalled for, with 66% saying it was "completely unjustified."
However, 11% of nearly 1,060 respondents, polled online between January 13 and January 14, said they could justify it in some way.
Of them, almost 6% said the deadly insurrection was "completely justified," while 5.6% said it was "somewhat justified."
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Parler turned over identifying information to the FBI after a user threatened to kill Trump and Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background.
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Parler is a social media platform that describes itself as a "free speech social network."
According to a criminal complaint, Parler cooperated with the FBI and turned over the phone number, email address, IP address, and email of a user who made death threats against President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
Michael Reyes, 49, was arrested on December 18, in El Paso, Texas, and has been...
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Oklahoma, Wyoming, and West Virginia had the highest rate of Parler users leading up to the Capitol Siege, new data shows

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021.
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Data from Global Wireless Solutions shows daily users on Parler nearly doubled following the Capitol riots.
Users of the social media application, which eschews moderation, were more likely to be Caucasian, over 45, and upper middle class, according to GWS.
After the election, Parler users prioritized the NewsMax app over the FoxNews app, GWS said
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