Congressman’s Instagram Photos Reveal Misuse of Taxpayer Money
They never learn.
The report comes from The Associated Press, which dug deep into the congressman’s records and activity in order to uncover the truth about his spending habits.
Schock took more than one dozen flights above donors’ planes, travel worth more than $40,000, since the mid-2011s, the AP found. It was through examining the EXIF data of Schock’s Instagram photos that these details were uncovered.
The AP tracked Schock’s reliance on the aircraft partly through the congressman’s penchant for uploading pictures and videos of himself to his Instagram account. The AP extracted location data associated with each image then correlated it with flight records showing airport stopovers and expenses later billed for air travel against Schock’s office and campaign records.