Six months after a judge ordered her to pay more than $25,000 in fines and fees related to a charity donation scam, Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman had earned back her losses. In fact, she was averaging more than $25,000 every two months—this time, in donations she gathered on the live streaming platform Twitch.
A series of leaked documents has provided new insight into how much far-right figures have been making on Twitch, even after many of them were banned from platforms like YouTube.
The leaks, shared in the form of a 125GB torrent, first appeared on the troll-friendly forum 4chan earlier this week. The data dump purports to show earnings for the site’s approximately top 10,000 channels. And among those top-earners are fringe figures who promote conspiracy theories like QAnon, recommend drinking bleach, and seek to delegitimize the 2020 presidential elections.