Youtube shooter disgruntled over declining viewership and demonetization policies
Nasim Aghdam, the San Diego resident who opened fire on the afternoon of April 3 at YouTube‘sNorthern California headquarters, was allegedly enraged over the video-sharing site’s policies.
Authorities say Aghdam injured three people on the San Bruno campus, before eventually turning the gun on herself. Thus far, police say there is no evidence that Aghdam knew the victims or that they were targeted in any way.
— San Bruno Police (@SanBrunoPolice) April 4, 2018
Through a series of videos she uploaded over the last year or so, Aghdam, a vegan bodybuilder and animal rights advocate, voices her disdain for the site’s censorship practices—which she said ultimately demonetized her videos by restricting ad revenue.
“I’m being discriminated and filtered on YouTube and I’m not the only one,” Aghdam says in one video. “They age restricted my ab workout video. A video that has nothing bad in it. Nothing sexual.”
Aghdam repeatedly criticized Youtube for not allowing “equal growth opportunity” describing its employees as “closed-minded.”
Aghdam has become part of a rather scant list of active female shooter incidents. The FBI recently reported that from 2000–2016, only nine of their 220 catalogued active shooters were female.
H/T: New York Post