Using a livestreaming site called Dlive, Mr. Gionet — known by the online alias “Baked Alaska” — broadcast his actions inside the Capitol.
They also tipped him with “lemons,” a Dlive currency that can be converted into real money, through which Mr. Gionet made more than $2,000 on Wednesday, according to online estimates.
Mr. Gionet operates one of at least nine channels that used Dlive to share real-time footage from the front lines of Wednesday’s rampage.
In 2017, Mr. Gionet was kicked off Twitter; last year, he was barred from YouTube.
Livestreaming is also benefiting — especially as a way to communicate live with followers and to earn money by spreading hate.
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