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GPS data extracted from Parler’s accounts shows the severity of the assault on the Capitol – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines

The closing of Parler continues to give something to talk about. Before Amazon removed support from its servers to the far-right social network, hackers got a lot of data uploaded to the network. Both legally, accessing the visible content, and through a massive download of its database.

Parler, along with the Facebook and Gab groups, has played a very important role in the assault on the Capitol, as part of the social vehicles in which far-right followers organized pro Trump to storm the seat of American sovereignty.

Analysts have already taken a look at the available data, and the truth is that the content is being revealing for check the behavior of your users and, above all, the seriousness of the events surrounding the ban on the social network.

Parler’s data shows how deep the assailants penetrated

One of Parler’s most revealing metadata is the location of its users during the assault on the Capitol. Gizmodo has mapped nearly 70,000 GPS points taken from posts in Parler published on January 6 near the Capitol.

The data shows how Parler users were posting to the social network throughout the day, documenting, with their personal profiles, the march from the National Mall to Capitol Hill, where one of the most violent assaults in 200 years occurred:

Image: Dhruv Mehrota / Gizmodo

The image of the geolocated data gives an idea of ​​how deep and serious the assault on the Capitol was. Logically, they are GPS coordinates that do not reveal which floors the assailants were on. Also, as Gizmodo points out, the data only includes Parler users who published videos taken on January 6. The data have an approximate margin of error of 11 meters, typical of GPS.

An assault on all of Washington DC

The other map that the media has drawn up has to do with the route that protesters and assailants followed throughout Washington DC, from the site of Donald Trump’s speech and to the United States Capitol building, where the assault occurred:

Image: Dhruv Mehrota / Gizmodo

The data can help the FBI and other agencies to determine how the assault occurred, the seriousness of this and, above all, to identify the assailants who are still pending arrest. The de Parler database was obtained by a hacker identified by his Twitter username, @donk_enby, and quickly spread like wildfire on the web.

The article The GPS data extracted from Parler’s accounts showing the severity of the assault on the Capitol was published in Explica.co.

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