He first put a Bernie Sanders portrait on his desk, two former colleagues said.
To me, this story is about something different, a sort of social media power that we helped sharpen at BuzzFeed that can exert an almost irresistible gravitational pull.
If you haven’t had the experience of posting something on social media that goes truly viral, you may not understand its profound emotional attraction.
But Mr. Gionet ultimately broke loose of those boundaries, seeming to follow the signals he found on social media without any scruple.
A few weeks later, he joined the pro-Trump uprising in the Capitol.
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