Dating apps are banning Capitol rioters’ accounts

Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, Match, Hinge, and OkCupid are using images captured during the Capitol siege and other evidence to identify and ban the accounts of the rioters, according to TheLily.

It was stated that some dating app users have changed their political preferences to conservative to attract messages, confessions, and accusing photos from Trump supporters, and then relaying them to the FBI. 

A spokesperson for Tinder said in a statement that, “Our Community Guidelines do not allow any content that promotes, advocates for, or condones hatred, or violence against individuals and we remove any account associated with such activity. This includes any individuals identified as taking part in last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.”

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It is also stated that some women have changed their location on those dating apps to Washington D.C. to entrap a potential suspect. 

A spokesperson for Bumble says it prohibits any content encouraging illegal activity, including terrorism. The spokesperson added that Bumble has taken action on any account that has violated this policy and is removing any users confirmed to be participants in the attack on the Capitol.

Written by Sophie Blake


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