2018 YouTube Headquarters Shooting

2018 YouTube Headquarters Shooting

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Updated Apr 05, 2018 at 08:47PM EDT by Brad.

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Overview

The 2018 YouTube Headquarters Shooting was a shooting incident that occurred at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California in early April 2018, during which three people sustained non-fatal gunshot wounds. The suspect was later identified to be vegan activist YouTuber Nasim Aghdam, who was found dead at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Background

On April 3rd, 2018, a shooting occurred at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. Police responded to the scene to discover the suspect dead along with three people who had sustained gunshot wounds.

Developments

On Twitter

During the shooting, YouTube employees Vadim Lavrusik and Lil Chen tweeted that they were barricaded away from the shooter (shown below).[2][3]


Lil | Milktea @_lilchen I am hiding barricaded h--------. Vadim Lavrusik@Lavrusik Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers. Show this thread

Meanwhile, the @Google_Comms[6] Twitter feed tweeted that the company was "coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available."


Google Communications @Google_Comms Re: YouTube situation, we are coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available

That evening, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that the company was "tracking, learning, and taking action" against misinformation about the shooting (shown below).[10]


jack @jack 18h I can't imagine what our friends at YouTube are feeling and dealing with right now. We're here for you and your families and friends. 43 t 284 1.8K jack * @jack We're also aware of the misinformatiorn being spread on Twitter. We're tracking, learning, and taking action. We're working diligently on product solutions to help Twitter Safety @TwitterSafety We are also aware of attempts by some people to deceive others with misinformation around this tragedy. We are tracking this and are taking action on anything that violates our rules Show this thread

On Reddit

That day, Redditor wrtChase submitted a post about the shooting to /r/news.[1] The post gained over 50k upvotes and 14k comments within 8 hours.

Shooter's Identity

Meanwhile, ABC7[4] news reported that an unnamed police officer described the suspect as a “white, adult female wearing a dark top and head scarf.” Later that day, TMZ[5] reported that there were "several reports" that the "female suspect is dead at the scene." That evening, San Bruno police identified the shooter as 39-year-old San Diego resident Nasim Najafi Aghda.[7]


San Bruno Police @SanBrunoPolice The suspected shooter in today's YouTube incident has been identified. Please see press release for details - bit.ly/2GW113b

After Aghdam's identity was revealed, her website NasimeSabz.com[8] was discovered, which featured a message accusing YouTube of "filtering" her channels "to keep them from getting views" (shown below).


*MY OFFICIAL CHANNELS YOUTUBE FARSI YOUTUBE TURKISH YOUTUBE HAND ART YOUTUBE ENGLISH FACEBOOK Telegram Channel Farsi Telegram.me/nasimesabz1 İnstagram Instagram Vegan Page Farsi The very first Persian vegan TV commercial and vegan music video was created by Nasim and launched through international Persian satellite television "Andisheh TV" for the first time in April, 2010. I also had TV shows on different Iranian TVs Nasim Fir t Persian Vegan Music Video .. O ^+ BE AWARE! Dictatorship exists in all countries but with different tactics! They only care for personal short term profits & do anything to reach their goals even by fooling simple-minded people, hiding the truth, manipulating science & everything, putting public mental & physical health at risk, abusing non-human animals, polluting environment, destroying family values, promoting materialism & sexual degeneration in the name of freedom,.... & turning people into programmed robots! Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it" Adolf Hitler... There is no free speech in real world & you will be suppressed for telling the truth that is not supported by the system. Videos of targeted users are filtered & merely relegated, so that people can hardly see their videos! There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!! kanallarimi, Youtube filter etmis ta izleyenleri cokalmaya! Youtube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views! 10/14/2016 You Tube You Search 01/15/2016 k Don't miss out on Creator news, events and partnership opportunities. Nasime Sabz EW CHANNEL YOUTUBE PARTNER EATOR STUDIO OR STUD00 Nasime Sabz EWCHANNEL YOUTUBE PARTNER TIPS VIDED MANACER ANALYTICS Last 28 d EO MANAGER TIPS ANALYTICS Last 28 days Free YouTube Consultation E STREAMING LIVE You could get a frec personalized consultation over the phone to help build and develop your YouTube channel Find out if youre eligible What cards can do for you Watch time ( Cards can direct your viewers to spend iore time on your chaneel espress theit idees and check out your merch Leam strategis to use ther Watch time (minutes) Get local updates 230,697 Script storyboard&more Share music on YouTube i ANALYIcs Flming on your phone ANSLATIONS NSCRIPTIONS Search My Revenue For 300,000 Views Is $0.10????? is video got age restricted after nevw OR S nded youtube employees, got control of FT my farsi youtube channel last year 2016 & began filtering my videos to reduce views & suppress & discaurage me from making videos! Yeşil Nasim EW CHANNEL YOUTUBE PARTNER ANALYTICS Last 28 days VIDEOS E STREAMING Vegan Peyair Nasil Yapilis Kollay Ta Watch time (mnutes) 307,658 nBugin Neler Yedim Vegan Beslen ANSLATIONS&v RANSCRIPTIONS şeyir iG Et Yiyen İnsanlar Diyorlar REATE Revenue $0.10?ou Aleyna Tilki Turkce Parody-Ft Ee 12K芦116 70 恻99 ← @Secure I https://www.youtubecom/dashboard?o.U

On April 4th, Aghdam's videos began circulating online, though her YouTube and Instagram accounts were shut down (shown below).



Meanwhile, CBS Los Angeles broadcast a segment about Aghdam's YouTube videos, reporting that her father warned police about her grudge against the video-sharing site (shown below). In an interview with NBC News,[11] Adghdam's father said YouTube demonetized her videos, cutting off her source of income. That evening, Twitter user @FrexB[9] tweeted a thread highlighting many of Aghdam's videos.



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