Capitol Riot Participants Tried To Remove Media Content

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Citing a review of court records, the Associated Press said in a recent report that about 49 people accused of participating in the January 6 riots in front of the U.S. Capitol tried to delete content from their phones and social media accounts after realizing that photos on social media could be used as evidence against them.

While Senator Mark Werner urged social media platforms and mobile phone providers to preserve “content and associated metadata” that may have been linked to the attack days after the incident, AP said there were several instances where the posts of the accused rioters on social media appeared to contradict what they told authorities about their involvement in the attack.

For more information, read the original story in The Verge

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