Women Are Matching With Capitol Rioters To Send Info To FBI | 22 Words

As well all know, the FBI is currently seeking information on those thought to be involved in last week's Capitol Hill riots - though it seems some has come from an unlikely source: dating apps.

Here's the full story...

In the aftermath of last week's Capitol riot, several people are now being pursued - and even arrested - by police.

Getty

Though sometimes, this is by their own hand. For instance, one man who did a TV interview on Jan 6 recounting his experience ended up subsequently outing himself as one of the rioters. He was charged this week.

​Others took selfies and photographs during the storming...

Getty

​Whether that be posing with government property or causing damage to the building itself.

If the recent arrests are anything to go by, the FBI is pursuing punishment against everyone involved in the riots.

Getty

​While the Bureau taking in any and all information that they can surrounding the riots.

Including, it seems, dating apps.

Shutterstock

Yep, apparently, dating apps are full of information about the rioters and it looks like some women have been having fun with this - by. trolling those they match with.

Scroll on to see some of the reactions...

Now, where do we even start when it comes to the Capitol Hill riots?

Getty

It all started on January 6th when President Donald Trump held a "Save America" rally in Washington D.C, just a few miles away from the White House.

Thousands of his eager supporters were there listening to and latching on to every word that came out of Trump's mouth.

Trump's refusal to concede to the winner of the 2020 election, Joe Biden, seems to have fuelled the anger amongst his supporters...

And right now, the overwhelming presence of far-right extremists is more apparent than ever.

The president repeatedly told his crowd that he was "the real winner" and how they need to "take the election back"...

Getty

Before finally telling them to "go down to the Capitol building" and "fight like hell for our country."

He even said he'd be there alongside them which, of course, he didn't mean literally.

This resulted in thousands of his supporters, all armed with MAGA merchandise and Trump flags, storming down to the U.S Capitol building and breaking in...

Getty

Were hell was well and truly unleashed.

A joint session of Congress was underway to certify Joe Biden's election win when the rioters made their way into the building.

Thankfully, all members of the House and staff were safely evacuated but this didn't mean things were over.

People began smashing down windows and doors, looting valuable items, and even breaking into Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office and taking some of her personal posessions.

And to make things even more terrifying...

Getty

Text messages were later discovered from one of the rioters describing his plans to "shoot and run over" Nancy Pelosi.

Thankfully, these terrible plans didn't go ahead - but it just goes to show the alarming ideologies and ambitions held by many of the people present on that day.

5 people tragically died as a result of the riots...

Getty

And more than sixty police officers and security guards were greatly injured from trying to stop the violent rioters and get them out of the building.

The scenes were truly apocalyptic...

Getty

And President Trump was called on again and again to issue a televised statement telling his supporters to put an end to the violence.

In the end, he issued a series of small tweets where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."

He eventually tweeted a video telling his supporters to "go home"...

All while reminding them that they're "very special" and that he "loves them."

Of course, this wasn't taken well by the very shaken-up members of Congress and it really didn't help that Trump was refusing to take responsibility for the riots.

The president's reluctance to take responsibility then lead to him being suspended indefinitely from all major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram...

Of course, we all know how much Trump loved to run his mouth on Twitter, so this was a huge deal.

Things just seemed to be getting worse and worse for Trump...

Getty

And alongside hundreds of his supporters being arrested and charged for their involvement in the riots, Congress were having some serious talks about what to do about his lack of concern over the violence caused by his army of followers.

And, on the afternoon of January 13th, President Trump was officially impeached, making him the only president in U.S history to be impeached more than once.

Getty

The final vote was 232-197, as per The Guardian, though the matter is yet to go before the Senate which will decide whether he should be convicted and removed from office.

Trump broke his silence just hours after the House of Representatives charged him with inciting an insurrection against the government by releasing a speech - all while reversing his tone about the crisis.

In the prerecorded remarks, posted late on Wednesday afternoon, he "unequivocally condemn[ed]" last week's deadly riot at the Capitol and went on to call for cooler heads and cooler words and a sense of national unity to prevail.

"Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement. 'Making America great again' has always been about defending the rule of law, supporting the men and women of law enforcement, and upholding our nation's most sacred traditions and values. Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for."

In the meantime, law enforcement are continuing to seek information on those involved in last week's riots.

Getty

And it looks like some has come from an unlikely source... Dating apps.

Several women are matching with the rioters online just to get them to confess.

Shutterstock

And then turning them in.

​There's been some pretty hilarious trolling online. 

It's safe to say, people haven't held back.

This comes after popular dating app, Bumble said that it had begun taking action against profiles promoting involvement in the riots.

Shutterstock

"Bumble prohibits content that encourages any illegal activity. We have taken action on accounts that have violated this policy and we are monitoring activity and will remove any users that have been confirmed as participants in the attack of the US Capitol," the dating app said in response to a tweet about a rioter bragging about the riots on his Bumble profile.


The statement continued.

"We've always prohibited content that encourages any illegal activity including terrorism. We've taken action on any profiles that violate this policy and will continue to remove anyone who's been confirmed as a participant in the attack of the US Capitol."

Bumble has since removed its politics filter - a move met with a lot of backlash: "We've temporarily removed our politics filter to prevent misuse," the company said.

"However, please rest assured that we prohibit any content that promotes terrorism or racial hatred, and we've already removed any users that have been confirmed as participants in the attack of the US Capitol."

For more on politics, scroll on...