Since the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, there has been a growing community of sedition hunters who comb over hours of video and thousands of photos in the hopes of identifying those that stormed the Capitol building. These internet sleuths have even set up their own infrastructure to help with the effort with facial recognition databases and websites to help track suspects. The FBI appreciates the help and said that some of these tips have been helpful in dozens of cases. David Yaffe-Bellany, reporter at Bloomberg News, joins us for the sedition hunters looking for insurrectionists.
Next, virtual brands are taking over your favorite food delivery apps. The pandemic has transformed the food industry and in a time when many restaurants were closing, food brands have proliferated. Big chains and even mom and pop restaurants are expanding the brands housed in their kitchens and offering burgers, pizza, and especially chicken wings all coming from the same kitchen, just under different names. Uber Eats estimates that there are over 10,000 virtual brands on its platform alone. Josh, Dzieza, investigations editor at the Verge, joins us for the rise of virtual brands and how to spot them… keep an eye out for those chicken wing spots.
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