On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 the US Capitol Building was stormed by a large, violent mob of angry people. Social media users made quick attempts at identifying these individuals as imagery, memes, and screenshots poured into the open web. The same collection of images was picked up by opposing factions, and contextualized through editing to present differing information.

An image of two men from the Capitol was edited and contextualized in two differing ways. The image was initially paired with a screenshot of two men from www.phillyantifa.org, …

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