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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:44 PM

Revealed: walkie-talkie app Zello hosted far-right groups who stormed Capitol [View all]

Source: The Guardian

Audio and chat logs show insurrectionists communicated via the app, which has avoided proactive content moderation

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“We are in the main dome right now,” said a female militia member, speaking on Zello, her voice competing with the cacophony of a clash with Capitol police. “We are rocking it. They’re throwing grenades, they’re frickin’ shooting people with paintballs, but we’re in here.”
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“Jess, do your shit,” said another. “This is what we fucking lived up for. Everything we fucking trained for.”
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The Zello user who described breaking into the Capitol building appears to be Jessica Watkins, a 38-year-old bartender from Ohio, who admitted to participating in the insurrection. Watkins told the Ohio Capital Journal she was the leader of a local militia called the Ohio State Regular and a member of the national Oath Keepers militia.

The username of the Zello profile in question, “OhioRegularsActual – Oathkeeper”, matches Watkins’s militia affiliations, referencing the Ohio State Regulars, Oath Keepers, and her role as a militia leader through the inclusion of “Actual” in her virtual “radio callsign”.



Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/13/zello-app-us-capitol-attack-far-right



Many more details at the link for this rather long article.

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