DLive — a platform used by a number of far-right figures to live stream Capitol chaos — has banned several far-right figures in the last few days.

That list now includes Vincent James Foxx, a holocaust denier and propagandist for a now-defunct white supremacist group.
You might've never heard of DLive before, but in addition to having little to no moderation before Jan. 6, DLive was monetizing extremism, allowing far-right figures to profit off its tipping mechanism, as @MeganSquire0 has pointed out.

The site was also taking a 20 percent cut since a policy change Jan. 1. Moreover, its owners were using right-wing figures as a business strategy to grow the platform's user base.
Foxx founded The Red Elephants, an extreme-right site that promotes conspiracy theories, anti-Semitism and white supremacy.

On DLive, Foxx had more than 20K subscribers and was pulling thousands of regular viewers giving him tips in an online currency redeemable for real cash as he ranted on his live streams.

He's already been banned from YouTube and other more mainstream platforms.
Foxx is now using this ban from DLive as a tool to get Telegram subscribers, advertise co-branded emergency food kits, and solicit donations to his Cash App (owned by Square, whose CEO is Twitter's CEO: @Jack).

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