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The dark side of open source intelligence

David O’Brien discusses challenges with using open source intelligence to identify people in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

“The consequences of this are huge,” said O’Brien. “Because you can have this moment, and it’s almost like a mob mentality, where people feel really strongly that they have identified the person or the individuals who might be responsible for something. And this sort of takes on a life of its own. It snowballs.”

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