• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • Hey Guest. Check out the NeoGAF 2.2 Update Thread for details on our new Giphy integration and other new features.

ProPublica's Project 'What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol'

Maiden Voyage

Gold™ Member
Sep 5, 2014
7,723
10,235
1,175
USA

"As supporters of President Donald Trump took part in a violent riot at the Capitol, users of the social media service Parler posted videos of themselves and others joining the fray. ProPublica reviewed thousands of videos uploaded publicly to the service that were archived by a programmer before Parler was taken offline by its web host. Below is a collection of more than 500 videos that ProPublica determined were taken during the events of Jan. 6 and were relevant and newsworthy. Taken together, they provide one of the most comprehensive records of a dark event in American history through the eyes of those who took part. Read more: Why We Published Hundreds of Videos Taken by Parler Users of the Capitol Riots | Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal

Videos are ordered by the time they were taken. Scroll down to start watching or click on the timeline to jump to any point in the day."
 

ManofOne

Plus Member
Nov 4, 2020
5,509
12,250
820
They downloaded 1 million videos then identified 2,500 (unspecified videos, e.g whether the videos were each unique or not), then identified 500 that were from the second sample to build a timeline of the events. It's interesting but

this seems like a good way to getting ppl doxxed and bring parlor further into disrepute ( by purposely targeting parlor only videos). I would have rather they handed it to the authorities to handle ppl who were violent.
 
Last edited:
  • Thoughtful
Reactions: Jethalal

AppleBlade

Member
Dec 6, 2008
2,025
128
1,250
Connecticut
Politics aside, social media has given us amazing real time accounts of historical events and this is just another example of it. Imagine if we could have something like this for the Revolutionary War.
 
  • LOL
Reactions: Hayfield

TheContact

Gold Member
Jan 22, 2016
6,471
6,143
860
Politics aside, social media has given us amazing real time accounts of historical events and this is just another example of it. Imagine if we could have something like this for the Revolutionary War.
 
Dec 15, 2011
10,008
26,688
1,265
They downloaded 1 million videos then identified 2,500 (unspecified videos, e.g whether the videos were each unique or not), then identified 500 that were from the second sample to build a timeline of the events. It's interesting but
Cool. Looking forward to them doing the same with the 14.4 thousand tweets behind the "Hang Mike Pence" trend that a competing platform amplified.

How much incitement to / enabling of / revelling in violence is the official permitted amount?

I'm still needing an answer to this question in order to begin to understand why all platforms are not being held to the same standard.

So far, avoidance and cowardly 'lol' reactions are the most people have managed.
 
Last edited: