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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 Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, Arizona District 05) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,000
  • Bill Johnson Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, Ohio District 06) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,500
  • Bruce Westerman Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, Arkansas District 04) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $1,000 Total $ $1,000
  • David Perdue Former U.S. Senator, Georgia $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $5,000
  • Debbie Lesko Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, Arizona District 08) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,000
  • Elise Stefanik Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, New York District 21) Primary election on August 23, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,500
  • Guy Reschenthaler Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, Pennsylvania District 14) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,500
  • Jeff Duncan Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, South Carolina District 03) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $4,500
  • John Barrasso U.S. Senator, Wyoming $ Since 1/6 $5,000 Total $ $5,000
  • Kevin McCarthy Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, California District 20) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $5,000
  • Michael Burgess Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, Texas District 26) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $5,000
  • Mike Johnson Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, Louisiana District 04) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $2,000
  • Mike Kelly Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, Pennsylvania District 16) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,500
  • Mike Lee Running for re-election (U.S. Senator, Utah) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $5,000 Total $ $7,500
  • Rand Paul Running for re-election (U.S. Senator, Kentucky) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $1,500 Total $ $1,500
  • Roger Wicker U.S. Senator, Mississippi $ Since 1/6 $2,500 Total $ $6,000
  • Ron Estes Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, Kansas District 04) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $3,000
  • Steve Daines U.S. Senator, Montana $ Since 1/6 $5,000 Total $ $10,000
  • Steve Scalise Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, Louisiana District 01) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $8,000
  • Tom McClintock Running for re-election (U.S. House of Representatives, California District 4) General election on November 8, 2022 $ Since 1/6 $1,000 Total $ $1,000
  • William Timmons Running for re-election (U.S. House Representative, South Carolina District 04) General election on November 8, 2022 $ 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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