US Capitol riots

Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (File/AFP)

US Capitol rioters accused of erasing content from social media, phones

  • Experts say the efforts to scrub the social media accounts reveal a desperate willingness to manipulate evidence once these people realized they were in hot water
  • Only a handful of the more than 500 people across the US who have been arrested in the riot have actually been charged
By AP ·