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House Oversight Committee chair requests FBI probe of Parler, including its role in Capitol siege – The Washington Post

The request is part of a broader inquiry into a site that gained rapid new popularity last year as a freewheeling alternative to Twitter, gaining traction in particular…

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Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chairwoman, said the request is a step toward opening a formal committee investigation into sites that may encourage violence, including Parler. It became prominent last year as a freewheeling alternative to Twitter, gaining popularity in particular among conservatives.
She said the committee will begin its own formal investigation of Parler and similar sites, and that it was a top priority for her to learn answers to a range of questions about Parler, including…

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