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YouTube shooting: apparent motive highlights tension with video ‘creators’

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Published on April 06, 2018 with No Comments

The apparent motive in Tuesday’s shooting at You Tube’s headquarters is throwing light  on the video-sharing platform’s complicated financial terms  with its most dedicated users – called “creators” who earn a share of the advertising revenue for their videos. Nasim Najafi Aghdam travelled to the company’s Silicon Valley campus and opened fire, shooting three people before killing herself, because she was “upset with the policies and practices of YouTube,” police said.

San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said the suspect was found at the scene and appeared to have killed herself with a .9 mm handgun. The shooter is believed to have known at least one of the victims, two law enforcement officials said.

One of the victims, a 36-year-old man, is said to be in a critical condition. The other two victims are a 32-year-old woman who was in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman who was in fair condition, officials said.

US President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal law enforcement officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene,” he said.

Google, which owns the world’s biggest online video website, in a tweet, advised all other employees in the Bay Area, and people with meetings scheduled, to stay away from the area.

 

 

 

 

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