The world watched years of toxic Trumpism come to a terrifying head Wednesday as Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a bid to undermine free and fair elections in the United States.
People have profited from fanning the flames of violence, as Nandini Jammi, who runs Check My Ads, an agency that help brands avoid supporting harmful content, pointed out on Twitter.
This man’s @YouTube channel is fully monetized by @youtube . He’s making money off of this pic.twitter.com/tKtNbRSfz3
— Nandini Jammi (@nandoodles) January 6, 2021
Elijah Schaffer is a right-wing personality on the Glenn Beck-founded outlet BlazeTV. In a now deleted tweet Wednesday, Schaffer posted a photo he said was taken in Nancy Pelosi's office, and called the rioters "revolutionaries." Schaffer has since claimed he was not directly part of the group who stormed the Capitol, and was covering the events as a member of the press. Read more... More about Youtube , Advertising , Extremism , Tech , and Cybersecurity