Tucker Carlson Tonight

Fact Check

Facebook fact-checks clip of Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 segment: Tucker Carlson Tonight shared a clip of Tucker Carlson's show where he discussed surveillance footage that appeared to show a January 6 capitol riot protestor being peacefully escorted around the Capitol by Capitol police officers. The caption of the video said, "Virtually no one in Washington, Republican or Democrat, wanted to see this tape released tonight." Facebook flagged the post and placed an interstitial over it with the words "Partly false information Checked by independent fact-checkers." Facebook fact-checking partner, AFP, claimed that the footage showing a group of police officers walking closely behind Jacob Chansley showed not a peaceful protest but a de-escalation technique of officers trying to "talk rioters into getting each other to leave the Capitol."