YouTube set to tighten security worldwide in the wake of headquarters shooting

09 April, 2018, 01:10 | Author: Edward Snyder
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Investigators do not believe Nasim Aghdam specifically targeted the three victims when she pulled out a handgun and fired off several rounds in a courtyard at the company's headquarters.

On her channels she posted a range of different videos, including workouts and what she claimed was "the first Persian TV commercial and music video regarding animal rights and veganism".

According to the Los Angeles Times, authorities said the incident did not appear to be terrorism.

In one video posted under her online name Nasime Sabz, she can be heard complaining that "YouTube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!" Aghdam's brother, who did not want to be identified, said that he Googled Mountain View, found that it was close to the YouTube headquarters and said he called the department back. Nevertheless, the family said they tried to warn the police that Nasim was angry with YouTube for suppressing her videos. "So they didn't do anything, and she got killed". The information is so readily available because Aghdam was a creative contributor on Youtube's video platform.

Aghdam also ran a Farsi-language public channel on the messaging app Telegram, which had 6,000 followers, featuring content unlikely to resonate with Iranians. One video was a tutorial on buttocks massage, and another featured a song praising Bahaism, a religion that originated in Iran but is heavily suppressed by the Islamic Republic. Initial reports came by way of various social media posts from those inside of the building.

An employee at the gun store that sold the gun used in the YouTube headquarters shooting last week has said there was nothing to suggest the suspect would go on to use the weapon for an unprovoked attack.

"It was a very normal conversation".

But Mountain View police said they received no indication from Aghdam's father or brother that she had a propensity for violence.

The woman who shot three people at YouTube headquarters Tuesday did not have a link or relationship with the three people she shot, San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said Wednesday. Two women who were wounded have been released from hospitals.

A 36-year-old man who was injured in the attack remains in a serious condition in hospital.

YouTube Shooting Suspect Nasim Aghdam uploaded this video to her Facebook account - criticizing the company for age-restricting, filtering and demonetizing her videos.

Whatever obstacles she faced were dwarfed by those in Iran, where the government blocks YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and where online content critical of authorities or Islam can land people in jail. During her 20-minute interview with officers, Nasim Aghdam said she was having family problems and had left her home, police said.

Aghdam was quoted in a 2009 story in the San Diego Union-Tribune about a protest by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals against the use of pigs in military trauma training. She wrote on her website, "Be aware!" She gave no reason but said she was its only member and the group had no assets.

"Our family is in absolute shock and can't make sense of what has happened (Tuesday)", Aghdam's father said in a statement to CNN affiliate KTLA. Another party said they spotted someone with a gun. Caldwell declined to identify the range but said employees contacted police after the shooting to report she had practiced there. She once told Rundell that her pet rabbit was unhappy and asked where he got his.

"The reality is we have to deal with this all the time", Dr. Andre Campbell, a 23-year trauma surgeon at San Francisco General, told reporters during a press conference Tuesday, according to a WDSU report.


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