However, if you change the settings to allow users to view “x-tagged” content, a stream with thousands of viewers discussing the riots in the Capitol quickly dominates the home page. Fentes, who gathered 20,000 viewers on Thursday night’s stream, called Wednesday’s event “showing potential” and “flickering hope.”
Neither Geonet nor Fentes responded to requests for comment.
“Everything on this platform is fake,” said longtime streamer Jovanovic, 34. “It’s like a cardboard building showing Disneyland. As soon as you press it, it’s death and genocide.”
Jovanovic said he was suspended from the site in December for harassing fellow streamers, and was subsequently banned forever after complaining about Dlive on Twitter.
Other far-right users who attended Dlive last year include at least half a dozen followers of QAnon conspiracy theory. Some of them were locked out of YouTube when the platform cracked down on QAnon accounts in October.
On Wednesday, apart from Gionet, far-right channels called Woozuh, Gloomtube, and Louluz also spilled out of the Capitol attack. The same is true for an account called Murder the Media, which is affiliated with Proud Boys on the far right. Neo-fascist organization. The word “kill the media” I scribbled the doorway of the Parliament building.
“Are they going to arrest us?” A Dlive streamer named Zykotik wondered aloud as he was discussing plans to ignore Washington’s curfew. A man named Clifford approaches a zicotic stream. “Are you alive?” Zykotik asked. The man said so.
Streaming on Dlive has become an important part of the strategy of many far-right activists, as parlors, gab and other sites don’t offer a way to make money, Megan, a professor of computer science at Elon University. Squire says.