Bumble removes political filter amid search for Capitol rioters on the app

Bumble removes political filter amid search for Capitol rioters on the app

Shortly after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week, the hunt was on to find those who participated. It wasn’t that difficult, as these insurrectionists refused to wear masks in the middle of a pandemic, even if it meant being filmed breaking the law (or being livestreamed by one of their own).

While the FBI seemingly failed to see the Capitol riot coming, they have set up a tip line for anyone who had information about participants. This led to people scouring the internet in attempt to identity these domestic terrorists.

Scouring dating apps, even.

On January 7, the day after the riot, Foreign Policy for America NextGen Initiative Co-Chair Alia Awadallah noticed an uptick of MAGA-lovers on dating apps. Read more…

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