January 6 committee members target of violent rhetoric on right-wing social media platforms

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January 6 committee members target of violent rhetoric on right-wing social media platforms

From CNN | Business by Donie O'Sullivan and Whitney Wild, CNN Business

Calls for violence against members of the January 6 committee are circulating on some of the same online platforms that helped fuel the lies that led to the insurrection, a new analysis has found.

Users on these platforms are openly calling for the execution of committee members, with Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney appearing to be a specific target. Calls for former Vice President Mike Pence to be hanged that were chanted throughout Washington DC on January 6 continue to be echoed online.

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