A woman opened fire on three people before killing herself at YouTube’s California headquarters in San Bruno on Tuesday afternoon.
She has now been identified as Nasim Aghdam, 39, a frequent user of the site who was furious with the company for their ‘dictatorial’ new policies.
Reports said she wore glasses and a scarf when she walked onto the YouTube campus and opened fire on employees. In her random shooting, she shot a man and two women with a handgun.
Aghdam was a prolific YouTuber who had ranted online against the company’s new policies and accused them of censoring her videos.
Law enforcement officials had initially said the shooting was being investigated as a domestic dispute after early indications suggested she had shot her boyfriend.
Aghdam, who was a self-described animal rights activist and ‘vegan bodybuilder’, had a significant online presence with multiple YouTube channels and social media pages.
In a video that Aghdam posted back in January 2017, she vented about her content being censored. She also said that her YouTube channel, which had more than 5,000 subscribers, used to get many views but claimed she started getting less when the company ‘filtered’ her videos.
Aghdam’s YouTube channels and social media pages were all removed in the hours after the shooting.