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Using Facebook’s Own Data to Understand the Platform’s Role in Jan. 6

A team of reporters from ProPublica and The Washington Post have obtained a unique dataset on Facebook groups, providing the clearest evidence yet that the social platform was an important source of misinformation that led to the Jan. 6 attack.

by Propublica

The silence of 109 corporations who claimed to be champions of voting rights

Last year, over 100 companies signed a letter declaring their principled support for voting rights, their opposition to the state bills restricting voting, and their belief that action to protect voting rights was critical. But, as the fight for voting rights hits a critical juncture, virtually all of these corporations have gone quiet.

by Popular Information

Activists target corporate campaign cash in battle against voting restrictions

Members of the Defend Black Voters Coalition chose Detroit’s Huntington Center as their backdrop earlier this month when they issued a warning about the dangers of “voter suppression legislation” backed by Michigan Republican state lawmakers.

by Ohio Capital Journal

Corporations Donated $164,000 to Anti-Voting Rights Senators Despite Pledges

by Truthout

Corporations calling for voting rights bill donated to Republicans who blocked it, watchdog says

Corporations that publicly threw their support behind strengthening the Voting Rights Act donated thousands to Republicans who blocked the legislation this week.

by NBC News

Big corporations that claim to support voting rights are still funding right-wing state AGs

Coke, GM, AT&T pay "lip service" to voting rights while funding GOP vote-suppression forces, says watchdog group

by Salon

The January 6 corporate accountability index

After a violent mob stormed the Capitol building in January, hundreds of corporations pledged to make changes to their political giving. Some corporations pledged to withhold PAC funding to the 147 Republicans who voted to overturn the election, setting the stage for the riot. Other corporations said they were suspending all PAC activity and others promised to reevaluate their giving criteria in light of the violence.

by Popular Information

These Companies Say They Support Voting Rights Reform. So Will They Stop Donating to Mitch McConnell Now?

Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and others have called on Congress to pass the John Lewis Act, but for years they’ve pumped money to the man dedicated to blocking the bill.

by New Republic

GM said it was a champion for voting rights, sent 125K to GOP group pushing voter suppression

On April 6, General Motors CEO Mary Barra wrote on LinkedIn that the "right to vote in a fair, free, and equitable manner is the most precious element of #democracy." Barra then expounded at length on GM's "support of voter rights."

by Popular Information

More than 150 companies call on Congress to strengthen Voting Rights Act

Amazon, Starbucks and Pepsi are among the companies that signed on to a letter calling on Congress to pass legislation that would expand the Voting Rights Act.

by CNBC

Facebook, Google, and other tech giants donated tens of thousands of dollars to a Republican group that's pushing voter suppression laws

After pledging to halt all political contributions in early 2021, Facebook donated $50,000 to a Republican group that supports voter suppression laws.

by Business Insider

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