Here's one way to swipe left. A New York man was arrested on Thursday for his role in storming the U.S. Capitol building earlier this year as part of the pro-Trump mob looking to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in favor of the now-former president. How did the FBI identify him? His match on the dating app Bumble turned him in. According to court filings, Robert Chapman was apprehended this week for being part of the pro-Trump mob that rioted at the Capitol building on January 6.
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.
The dating app Bumble has disabled its politics filter after it was supposedly used to reveal the identities of Capitol rioters, Mashable has reported. Bumble support posted on Twitter that it "temporarily removed our politics filter to prevent misuse," adding that it "prohibits any content that promotes terrorism or racial hatred." Bumble has promised in another tweet that it will "be reinstated in the future." It also stated that it has removed users confirmed as participants in the US Capitol attack. We've temporarily removed our politics filter to prevent misuse.
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.
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.