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Tech Tuesday: U.S. Capitol Riot Warning Signs On Social Media

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington.
Julio Cortez

Despite high levels of traffic on social media sites prior to January 6, federal agencies were caught flat-footed as events unfolded at the doors of the U.S. Capitol.

The missed signals and slow response beg comparisons to the September 11 terrorist attacks among those in the intelligence community who continue to piece together clues.

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we discuss how social media chatter was overlooked before the riots by those in charge and later employed to document exactly what went wrong.


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