Selfie-snapping rioters who stormed US Capitol leave FBI trail of over 1.40 lakh images

The Print | Jan 17, 2021 at 9:48 AM
  • The FBI arrested one man after a co-worker at a western Maryland restaurant reported seeing him in images of people assaulting the U.S. Capitol.
  • Misidentifying someone as a rioter — or even correctly identifying someone who was at the Capitol but not involved in criminal acts — can be libelous, potentially triggering fines, lawsuits and expensive settlements with the people on the other end of those Twitter and Facebook Inc. posts.
  • It’s one of the most expansive criminal investigations in the history of the Justice Department, with a wide assortment of agencies helping to build cases, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S.