Nasim Aghdam, the shooter in Tuesday’s attack at YouTube Headquarters in California, posted videos online claiming YouTube “discriminated and filtered” her content.
NBC Bay Area reported that 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. In a Facebook post from February 2017, Aghdam blasted YouTube saying, “There is not equal growth opportunity on YouTube.”
Aghdam wrote of YouTube on her website, “Be aware! Dictatorship exists in all countries but with different tactics! They only care for personal and short-term profits and do anything to reach their goals even by fooling simple-minded people, hiding the truth, manipulating science and everything, putting public mental and physical health at risk, abusing non-human animals, polluting the environment, destroying family values, promoting materialism and sexual degeneration in the name of freedom and turning people into programmed robots!”
She also quotes Adolf Hitler, “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it.” […] “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 relegated so that people can hardly see their videos.”
Just before 1 p.m on Tuesday, an active shooter was reported at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno. Three people sustained gunshot wound (including one who sustained critical injuries); an additional person was injured while fleeing the building.
Police reported that the shooter, Aghdam, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.