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Executive Summary

Facebook suspended President Trump following the mob attack on Congress. But the platform allowed organizing for the pro-Trump rally, as well as the spread of conspiracy theories and militant extremism that drove the rioters.

Facebook has announced crackdowns on militia groups and “stop the steal” election conspiracies. But it’s allowing both to converge in a new pro-Trump “Patriot Party” movement that’s growing rapidly on the platform.

Facebook suspended President Trump and announced other actions after the U.S. Capitol riot. But it continued to push ads for military gear next to insurrection posts.

Facebook enlisted USTR in May 2020 to fight a piece of privacy legislation in Japan that the company warned could disrupt the safety of its Messenger service and make it difficult to provide “feature-rich services.” Facebook made the ask shortly after Trump stoked the armed, anti-lockdown protests in various states, tweeting calls to “LIBERATE” Michigan, Minnesota, and Virginia.

Summary of Donations Made

  • Total Amount Donated to Insurrectionists

    $73,500

  • Total Amount Donated to Insurrectionists Post-Insurrection

    $21,000

  • Total Amount Donated (2019-2022)

    $775,967

  • Number of Insurrectionists Donated to

    21

Donations Made

This table displays all donations made by Facebook to individuals involved in the insurrection with profiles on the Insurrection Index.

  • Andy Biggs U.S. House Representative, Arizona District 05 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,000
  • Bill Johnson U.S. House Representative, Ohio District 06 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,500
  • Bruce Westerman U.S. House Representative, Arkansas District 04 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $1,000 Total $ $1,000
  • David Perdue Former U.S. Senator, Georgia $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $5,000
  • Debbie Lesko U.S. House Representative, Arizona District 08 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,000
  • Elise Stefanik U.S. House Representative, New York District 21 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,500
  • Guy Reschenthaler U.S. House Representative, Pennsylvania District 14 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,500
  • Jeff Duncan U.S. House Representative, South Carolina District 03 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $4,500
  • John Barrasso U.S. Senator, Wyoming $ Since 1/6 $5,000 Total $ $5,000
  • Kevin McCarthy U.S. House Representative, California District 20 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $5,000
  • Michael Burgess U.S. House Representative, Texas District 26 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $5,000
  • Mike Johnson U.S. House Representative, Louisiana District 04 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $2,000
  • Mike Kelly U.S. House Representative, Pennsylvania District 16 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,500
  • Mike Lee U.S. Senator, Utah (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $5,000 Total $ $7,500
  • Rand Paul U.S. Senator, Kentucky (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $1,500 Total $ $1,500
  • Roger Wicker U.S. Senator, Mississippi $ Since 1/6 $2,500 Total $ $6,000
  • Ron Estes U.S. House Representative, Kansas District 04 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $3,000
  • Steve Daines U.S. Senator, Montana $ Since 1/6 $5,000 Total $ $10,000
  • Steve Scalise U.S. House Representative, Louisiana District 01 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $8,000
  • Tom McClintock U.S. House of Representatives, California District 5 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $1,000 Total $ $1,000
  • William Timmons U.S. House Representative, South Carolina District 04 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,000

While we provide the total sum of funds raised, individual donation data below focuses on individuals and organizations already listed in the Insurrection Index. Donation data on this record is as of 06/2022 and sourced from public FEC donation data. Contributions made by the companies displayed on this tracker were made exclusively through their respective Political Action Committees. Contributions to individuals reflect contributions directly to their respective campaign committees and leadership PACs. *Contribution record includes donations to the candidate’s leadership PAC.

Press Coverage

  • Tracking Corporate America’s revolt against the Electoral College objectors

    Published on February 5, 2021 Read at CNN
  • Facebook Has Been Showing Military Gear Ads Next To Insurrection Posts

    Published on January 14, 2021 Read at Buzzfeed News

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