Two members of the American Congressional Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have challenged the decentralized blockchain-powered DLive platform to explain why it was hosting “extremist” content that incited Donald Trump supporters to storm the Capitol building early last month, and allowing streamers to earn crypto while doing so.
As previously reported, groups have claimed that as many as six individuals linked to the incident may have streamed as rioters surrounded the Capitol building on January 6 using DLive, with one believed to have streamed content on the platform while inside the Capitol building.
Streamers on the platform, owned since October 2020 by Tron (TRX) supremo Justin Sun and under the BitTorrent umbrella, can earn the bittorrent token (BTT). And the two Democratic Party lawmakers, Jackie Speier and Raja Krishnamoorthi, wrote to Sun and Charles Wayn, the Chief Executive Officer of Dlive, claiming,
“We have worked with other platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to reform their governance practices around extremist content and that work is still ongoing. But it is clear that DLive is well behind its peers in platform governance and needs to take serious reformative actions.”
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