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‘Sedition Hunters’: Meet The Online Sleuths Aiding The FBI’s Capitol Manhunt

Meet The Online Sleuths Aiding The FBI’s Capitol Manhunt

A motley crew of online sleuths is generating leads, making connections and keeping the feds on their toes.

When an enraged mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Joan was at home watching it unfold. She was deeply upset, finding herself in tears about the violent scene transpiring over 100 miles away in the nation’s capital, which she’d visited as a kid and later on field trips with her own children. “This is not who we are as a country,” she said, before pausing and adding, “Or it’s not who we’re supposed to be.”

Meet The Online Sleuths Aiding The FBI’s Capitol Manhunt

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So just over a week after the Capitol attack, Joan was thrilled to have a new opportunity for online investigative work opportunity land in her inbox. This time, she wasn’t vetting a potential romantic interest for one of her friends. She was hunting down an insurrectionist. Continue reading…

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