Follow the money to trace who did what in the Jan 6th insurrection and how they were funded.
Get the big picture as the evidence and indictments pile up and dig in for details with a relationship map. This interactive Jan 6 Insurrection map was created with the free Kumu app with information from dozens of sources. It’s especially helpful because it:
- Puts a face to a name for the people involved with the insurrection making it easier to remember
- Includes all types of information – memos to overthrow democracy, photos of faked documents, videos of the riot, spreadsheets of suspects and robocalls inciting people
- Is easily updated as new facts, indictees and donors emerge
- Traces the money from secret mega donors to fund violent insurrectionists
- Tracks the role of media firms like FOX and tech firms like Facebook and Google
Mapping the insurrection investigation
Share this map freely with this link https://embed.kumu.io/f9234be3b0da82786c285d31d9721630
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Keep it Super Simple (K.I.S.S.)
The Jan 6 Committee has uncovered a lot of evidence. Make it simple for people to make sense of the plan to overthrow democracy in America. Several excellent websites provide information about the insurrection including:
But, these websites present information as links on a web page. Readers have to click on multiple links to find information and can easily lose the big picture. It also makes it harder to spot the connections between people and groups. Websites are also harder to update and keep current.
How can information be collected, organized and presented so that it’s easy to understand and keep current? Relationship maps. They organize information in the form of interconnected images. Such maps are easy to navigate and can be used from phones, tablets and laptops.
Relationship maps are ideal to explain the Jan 6th insurrection because they:
- Group similar people (like insurrection planners) together
- Emphasize key individuals with bigger icons (such as Mark Meadows)
- Show relationships (such as the coup planners meeting at the war room at the Willard Hotel)
- Include audio files (such as the Republican Attorney Generals Assn robocall telling people to protest on Jan 6th in DC)
- Images such as the fake electoral certificates unearthed by American Oversight
- Threat such as tweets like this one from Rep Paul Gosar
- Documents such as the subpoenas issued to Facebook, Google, Reddit and Twitter
- Provide simple explanations such as a simplified version of the Playbook to Steal an Election by John Eastman
- Detailed funding report of the people and firms funding the insurrections from Accountable
- Update with new information (notice how the map has evolved since Jan 4, 2022)
TakeAway: Organize information so it’s easier to understand and share with a relationship map.
Jan 6th images
Reposted from Democracy Labs with permission.
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