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Nope, ‘facial recognition’ didn’t spot Antifa members at US riots


After right-wing rioters stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday, Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz pushed a conspiracy theory that members of Antifa masquerading as Trump supporters were among the mob. Gaetz, an ardent Trump ally, based his claims on a Washington Times report containing “compelling evidence” from a facial recognition firm. The story features a cast of shady characters: a controversial Congressman who’s been accused of glorifying violence, a pack of far-right protestors; a publication with a history of shoddy reporting, and a mysterious facial recognition company. But the company in question — XRVision — told TNW that the claims are nonsense. In a statement,…

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