John Connelly 2/11/2021
Facebook helped police identify participants in the storming of the Capitol
Facebook helped law enforcement officers identify the protesters in Washington and the storming of the Capitol.
This was stated by the head of the company's regulatory division Monica Bickert, reports Bloomberg.
Facebook employees analyzed photos posted by rioters. At the same time, specialized software for face recognition was not used.
On January 6, Trump supporters staged a protest outside the Capitol, where the US Congress met to approve the presidential election. The protests escalated into riots and the infiltration of Trump supporters into the Capitol premises. The riots killed five people.
As previously reported at the hearing on the impeachment of former United States President Donald Trump, the US Senate showed a new video of the storming of the Capitol.
Recall, the United States intelligence services identified 400 people who took part in the storming of the Capitol. 130 people have already been detained.
TAGS: FACEBOOK, US NEWS