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

Mashable

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. 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.


Bumble dating app unblocks politics filter after complaints from users

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Dating is about to get political again. After briefly disabling the feature, Bumble is reportedly allowing users to once again filter matches based on their political stance. This option was temporarily disabled following the riot at the U.S. Capitol "to prevent misuse," Bumble previously said.


'We Are Not a Match.' Bumble User Turns in Alleged Capitol Rioter Who Boasted About Taking Part in the Jan. 6 Insurrection

TIME - Tech

A Bumble user who boasted to a match on the dating app about participating in the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has been arrested and charged over his alleged role in the insurrection. According to court documents, Robert Chapman of Carmel, N.Y., was charged Thursday with knowingly entering or remaining on restricted government property without lawful authority, as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The documents state his arrest came after a person he matched with on Bumble gave a screenshot of the conversation to law enforcement. "I did storm the Capitol," Chapman wrote, adding that he had spoken to reporters at the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. "I made it all the way into Statuary Hall!" "We are not a match," his potential suitor wrote in response.


Bumble gives employees a fully-paid week off over fears of pandemic burnout

The Independent - Tech

Employees at the popular women-led dating app Bumble will be getting a fully-paid week off in June, as company leaders seek to combat excessive pandemic burnout among their employees. The initiative, announced earlier this year, will give the more than 750 employees of the company a week of "paid, fully offline" time off, according to the company. Bumble said in a statement on Monday the move came after seeing how "our global team has had a very challenging time during the pandemic." "As vaccination rates have increased and restriction have begun to ease, we wanted to give our teams around the world and opportunity to shut off and focus on themselves for a week," it added. Bumble floats on stock market valued at $8.2bn as investors snap up shares in dating app Bumble removes politics filter following tweets encouraging people to use feature to identify Capitol rioters Sharon Stone calls out dating app Bumble for blocking her account: 'Don't shut me out of the hive' Bumble launches new feature that automatically blurs nude images Bumble floats on stock market valued at $8.2bn as investors snap up shares in dating app Sharon Stone calls out dating app Bumble for blocking her account: 'Don't shut me out of the hive' A Bumble executive, Clare O'Connor, put it more sharply in a now-deleted tweet: the company needed it because of "our collective burnout."


NY man bragged about Capitol riot on Bumble; his match turned him in

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A New York man was arrested Thursday after allegedly bragging on the dating app Bumble about his involvement in the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol in January, according to reports. Robert Chapman of Carmel, N.Y., reportedly matched with the woman about one week after the Jan. 6 riot, telling her he "did storm the capitol" and "made it all the way into Statuary Hall." The woman wrote back, "We are not a match," then contacted the police.