Twitter users mistake ‘Via Getty’ for name of Capitol rioter

Twitter users mistake ‘Via Getty’ for name of Capitol rioter


Keep an eye out for his pals AP and Reuters.

Lefties fired up over protesters storming the US Capitol Building mistakenly believed one caught-on-camera rioter was named “Via Getty” — because of a photo credit for the media firm Getty Images.

Politico reporter Ryan Lizza had posted a photo on Twitter with the message “Via Getty, one of the rioters steals a podium from the Capitol.”

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But online critics embarrassingly assumed “Via Getty” was the guy’s name — instead of attribution for the world’s largest visual media companies.

“I want Via Getty and everyone else who participated at this domestic terrorism at the capital today arrested,” @pattinson360 raged in a since-deleted Tweet.

“BOOM! We got one of these MAGA Chuds,” another user cheered — as a third queried, “What kind of name is Via Getty?”

The interaction was captured in a screengrab by @DJcalligraphy, who later tweeted the flub had cracked her up.

“This has to be the funniest/most embarrassing

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