Hacker saves ALL of 'free speech' app Parler's posts and says they provide 'incriminating' evidence after Capitol riot

Hacker saves ALL of 'free speech' app Parler's posts and says they provide 'incriminating' evidence after Capitol riot

January 12, 2021

A HACKER claims she has archived all the posts and content from the social network platform Parler that Amazon booted following the Capitol riot.

The hacker, who uses the Twitter handle @donk_enby, captured about 99 percent of Parler’s posts which disappeared when Amazon took the platform off its web hosting service early Monday. 

On Sunday, the hacker tweeted that she was crawling URLs of all videos and that the would be 1.1million URLs total that “may include things from deleted/private posts.” 

“These are the original, unprocessed, raw files as uploaded to Parler with all associated metadata,” she wrote.

The hacker who set out with a goal to archive every post since the insurrection on Jan. 6 said it is “very incriminating” evidence, according to Gizmodo. 

Parler was one of a few apps that Trump supporters used to coordinate the Capitol riot and try to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, according to Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab.

The raw video files that @donk_enby recovered are more than 56 terabytes in size and include GPS information revealing the locations where users recorded the clips.

Data from Parler could help law enforcement officials find more information on the dozens of suspects they have arrested in connection with the deadly riot.

Five people died as a result of the violent protest, including Capitol police officer, Brian Sicknick, was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.

Amazon pulled the plug on Parler shortly after 3am ET on Monday, shuttering the platform until it finds another hosting partner or funds its own service. 

Apple and Google also removed Parler from their app stores.

The right-wing platform had high-profile users including first daughter and adviser to the president Ivanka Trump, and Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Parler, founded in 2018, billed itself as "unbiased" social media platform and included users who have been banned from Twitter.

Parler’s CEO John Matze has said, "We won't cave to politically motivated companies and those authoritarians who hate free speech!"

However, Parler users have posted about conspiracy theories, racism and even death threats against politicians. 

The video clips that @donk_enby saved could include content from deleted and private posts, she said, as well as information about the site administrators.

"I want this to be a big middle finger to those who say hacking shouldn’t be political," she said.

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