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Demonstrators attempt to breach the U.S. Capitol after they earlier stormed the building in Washington, D.C.,, on  Jan. 6, 2021. The U.S. Capitol was placed under lockdown and Vice President Mike Pence left the floor of Congress as hundreds of protesters swarmed past barricades surrounding the building where lawmakers were debating Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College. Photo: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

On Jan. 6, a stampede of President Donald Trump supporters broke into the U.S. Capitol building to hijack the ceremonial certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election win. The mob was incited by years of conspiracy theories spread across social media platforms, much of which were bolstered by Trump himself.

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Victoria Hudgins

I am a reporter for Legaltech News, where I cover national and international cyber regulations and legal tech innovations and developments.

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