SAN BRUNO, CA
A woman opened fire on the YouTube campus Tuesday afternoon, injuring three people before killing herself. The woman has been described as an extremist vegan who may have been angry at YouTube because she felt as though she was being unfairly censored.
CNBC News (@cnbc) reports, Nasim Aghdam, a 38-year old San Diego resident, claimed on her social media accounts that YouTube was discriminating against her videos, many of which focused on animal rights and veganism, mixed in with bizarre musical parodies.
“YouTube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views! There is no free speech in the real world and you will be suppressed for telling the truth that is not supported by the system. Videos of targeted users are filtered and merely regulated, so that people can hardly see their videos!” Aghdam wrote on her website.
Investigators in San Bruno, California, the site of the shooting, are still trying to pin down the exact motive for the gun violence.
“At this time there is no evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted.” the San Bruno Police Department said. Aghdam’s family told NBC News that she was a longtime YouTube user who felt she had been cheated.
“YouTube stopped everything and now she has no income.” Her father Ismail Aghdam said in a phone interview.