Parler, now offline, has been scraped for user data to ‘help ID criminals’

Parler, now offline, has been scraped for user data to ‘help ID criminals’

[Ed. – Yes, “scraped.”  These are private, self-directed Internet “researchers.”  Clearly motivated to find things to dox and accuse users with.  Did they scrape all the other social media?  Just call them Internet Block Captains.]

Social media platform Parler is currently offline, but its public content was scraped and archived Monday by researchers, who could use the data to help identify criminals.

Parler users who uploaded videos and texts incriminating themselves as part of the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week could be held accountable thanks to the newly archived Parler data.

Many pro-Trump rioters, including the Proud Boys, shared videos on Parler, which included information like their GPS coordinates, among other details.

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The researcher who scraped the Parler data, known as @donk_enby on Twitter, said that she only saved Parler content that was available publicly via the web in order to create a lasting public record for other researchers and the police authorities to search through.

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