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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:18 PM

U.S. Intel Officials Eyed DLive as Recruitment Vehicle for Neo-Nazis Targeting Young Gamers



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Dell Cameron
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New from me: U.S. intelligence officials in Jan. warned law enforcement agencies around the country about violent extremists' growing interest in DLive as a means to fundraise and radicalize young gamers in the wake of the Capitol breach. (h/t @PropOTP)

U.S. Intel Officials Eyed DLive as Recruitment Vehicle for Neo-Nazis Targeting Young Gamers
Violent extremists aim to use DLive for “recruitment and propaganda distribution," analysts warned.
gizmodo.com
12:18 PM · Jul 21, 2021


https://gizmodo.com/u-s-intel-officials-eyed-dlive-as-recruitment-vehicle-1847307137

Growing interest among a host of violent extremists in a lesser-known livestreaming app—one that’s largely geared toward younger gamers—prompted U.S. intelligence officials in January to circulate warnings to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies only days after the violent siege at the U.S. Capitol.

Analysts charged with keeping tabs on violent extremist organizations warned of streaming service DLive’s rising popularity for “recruitment and propaganda distribution,” while pointing to the app’s use by pro-Trump insurrectionists who breached deep inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

On Jan. 15, federal and state officials in San Diego and Central Florida issued a joint intelligence bulletin, saying a host of far-right personalities known for their violent rhetoric were likely drawn to DLive after being banned from mainstream sites such as YouTube. The ability to fundraise using DLive’s micropayment system was likely a key factor.

According to the bulletin, DLive’s in-house currency, known as “lemons,” offered the “means to raise funds to further their extremist agenda,” analysts wrote.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:31 PM

1. And what have the warned agencies done about it?



I would wager very little, since a lot of enforcers are terrorists themselves.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:16 AM

2. Oh, great.

The cockroaches keep finding new dark corners to gather in.

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