Smithsonian Institution: Smithsonian Continues Collecting Artifacts From Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

Smithsonian Institution: Smithsonian Continues Collecting Artifacts From Jan. 6 Capitol Attack. “Artifacts reflecting the violence, chaos and confusion at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, 2021, have been added to the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in a continuing effort to document the attack on that day and its larger impact on American democracy.”

CNN: Special counsel investigating Jan. 6 sought Trump’s direct messages from Twitter, court transcripts reveal

CNN: Special counsel investigating Jan. 6 sought Trump’s direct messages from Twitter, court transcripts reveal. “The special counsel’s investigation into Donald Trump and the aftermath of the 2020 election sought the former president’s Twitter direct messages, of which there were many, federal prosecutors and lawyers for Twitter revealed in newly unsealed transcripts from February court hearings about the search warrant.”

Washington Post: New video undercuts claim Twitter censored pro-Trump views before Jan. 6

Washington Post: New video undercuts claim Twitter censored pro-Trump views before Jan. 6. “… the video and other newly obtained internal Twitter records show that, far from working to censor pro-Trump sentiment in the days before the Capitol riot, the company’s leaders were intent on leaving it up — despite internal warnings that trouble was brewing.”

Just Security: Introduction to Expert Statements on Democracy and Political Violence, submitted to January 6th House select committee

Just Security: Introduction to Expert Statements on Democracy and Political Violence, submitted to January 6th House select committee. “In collecting some of these statements and launching this collection, Just Security is providing an invaluable resource to all Americans, and others beyond, who still seek a more holistic understanding of January 6th, and who want to explore what the sobering conclusions of the Select Committee might mean for the future of our democracy.”

Just Security: January 6 Clearinghouse

Just Security: January 6 Clearinghouse. “Welcome to this all-source repository of information for analysts, researchers, investigators, journalists, educators, and the public at large. Check out our new addition below: A curated repository of deposition transcripts from the House Select Committee. Readers may also be interested in Major Highlights of the January 6th Report.”

Rolling Stone: Leaked Jan. 6 Committee Report Exposes Twitter’s Post-Insurrection Chaos

Rolling Stone: Leaked Jan. 6 Committee Report Exposes Twitter’s Post-Insurrection Chaos. “IN THE IMMEDIATE aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack, Twitter employees raged at their own company and its leadership, blaming them for the social media giant’s inept handling of Donald Trump and other top MAGA figures’ incitement to violence. ‘Do you want to have more blood on your hands?’ one staffer asked a top executive, Del Harvey, when she questioned whether Trump could inspire more violence in the insurrection’s aftermath.”

WIRED: A Peek Inside the FBI’s Unprecedented January 6 Geofence Dragnet

WIRED: A Peek Inside the FBI’s Unprecedented January 6 Geofence Dragnet. “THE FBI’S BIGGEST-EVER investigation included the biggest-ever haul of phones from controversial geofence warrants, court records show. A filing in the case of one of the January 6 suspects, David Rhine, shows that Google initially identified 5,723 devices as being in or near the US Capitol during the riot. Only around 900 people have so far been charged with offenses relating to the siege.”

Jan. 6 Twitter witness: Failure to curb Trump spurred ‘terrifying’ choice (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Jan. 6 Twitter witness: Failure to curb Trump spurred ‘terrifying’ choice. “In an explosive hearing in July, an unidentified former Twitter employee testified to the House Jan. 6 committee that the company had tolerated false and rule-breaking tweets from Donald Trump for years because executives knew their service was his ‘favorite and most-used … and enjoyed having that sort of power.’”

Washington Post: Secret Service’s ‘ludicrous’ deletion of Jan. 6 phone data baffles experts

Washington Post: Secret Service’s ‘ludicrous’ deletion of Jan. 6 phone data baffles experts. “Experts are divided over whether the disappearance of phone data from around the time of the insurrection is a sign of incompetence, an intentional coverup, or some murkier middle ground. But the failure has raised suspicions about the disposition of records that could provide intimate details about what happened on that chaotic day, and whose preservation was mandated by federal law.”