YouTube to increase security at its offices worldwide after shooting

Lawrence Kim
April 9, 2018

Just yesterday, YouTube's headquarters in Northern California was in chaos as a female suspect shot at three of the company's employees before going on to commit suicide.

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. Surprisingly, Nasim was a high profile YouTuber. While many of Nasim's videos dealt with animal abuse issues, she also shared videos where she was simply working out. "In the video Aghdam says her channel used to get lots of views but that after being filtered by the company, it received fewer views".

Her father had said that YouTube had stopped playing ads for her content due to which she was furious at the site.

The police then spoke to Aghdam's father and brother, and at one point, her father said YouTube had recently done something to her videos that had caused her to become upset.

'BE AWARE! Dictatorship exists in all countries but with different tactics!

In her rant, she also quoted Adolf Hitler for a line often incorrectly attributed to him: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it".

"There is no free speech in real world [and] you will be suppressed for telling the truth that is not supported by the system", she wrote on a personal website. 'There is no equal growth opportunity on YouTube or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!'

Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who sparked a nation-wide cry for gun control after experiencing their own tragic shooting on February 14, flooded social media with words of disappointment, encouraging that they will continue to fight for an end to the violence.

Nasim is not the first YouTuber to face problems with YouTube's opaque demonetization policies.

Police investigations so far have revealed that Nasim was reported missing by her family on March 31st.

Ismail Aghdam said he reported his daughter missing on Monday after she did not answer her phone for two days. Then, just after noon, she parked her vehicle at a business near YouTube's offices.

She then fatally shot herself.

In another video, she responded to viewers who had begun to wonder if she was mentally ill: "I don't have any special mental or physical disease, but I live on a planet filled with disease, disorders, perversions and injustices".

So I'd strongly suggest everyone step back and apply reason to this, for to me if this woman is protesting censorship by a company we know hasn't censored jihadis in the past, we have a pretty good indication their motives weren't she was a jihadist. The change required channels to have 1,000 subscribers and at least 4,000 hours of watch time on their videos over the past 12 months to be eligible for advertising revenue.

The female suspect, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound according to police, opened fire around lunchtime on Tuesday (April 3), hurting multiple victims.

Nasim would have turned 38 today.

I did my best to avoid it but looks like cop didn't do their job'.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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