Fact-Checking the Capitol Insurrection

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From Jake Angeli to secret infiltration, Snopes fact-checks the rumors and myths around the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection.

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On Jan. 6, 2021, as both houses of Congress met to count the electoral college votes and certify Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, a mob of pro-Trump rioters sought to overturn the results. They overwhelmed the Capitol Police and soon stormed the building.

While details of what really happened have been slowing coming out, misinformation has filled the gap. But don’t fret. Team Snopes is here to fact-check those claims. In this collection, you’ll find some of the most common hoaxes and questions answered.

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