Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) sent an inquiry to both DLive and BitTorrent Inc. regarding the use of their online streaming platform to recruit and finance domestic extremism and white supremacy. Ahead of the insurrection at the United States Capitol building on January 6th, the DLive platform was utilized to raise funds through their cryptocurrency platform. During the insurrection many live streamed the event to the platform’s communities. DLive CEO Charles Wayn implemented internal governance policies on January 17th to address the platform activities during the Capitol insurrection. However, the undersigned of today’s inquiry believe it to be too little, too late.
Read the full text of the letter attached below.
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