YouTube HQ shooting: Tech CEOs Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook, Jack Dorsey condemn violence and call for gun control

The attack led many tech CEOs such as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Twitter's Jack Dorsey, Uber's Dara Khosrowshahi, and Apple's Tim Cook express their support.

As a response to the shooting at the YouTube headquarters in California, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki condemned the shooting and offered support to the YouTube employees and community.

YouTube HQ shooting: Tech CEOs Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook, Jack Dorsey condemn violence and call for gun control

Police at the scene of the YouTube shooting/ AP

The shooting took place at the Google-owned YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, California. It led to injuring three people, while the suspected shooter, a woman identified as content creator Nasim Aghdam, allegedly killed herself on the premise.

According to Aghdam who is supposed to be in her late thirties, YouTube filtered her channels to prevent them from getting more views. According to a post on a website identified as hers by San Francisco Chronicle, Aghdam claimed that there was no equal growth opportunity on YouTube or any other video sharing site

US President Donald Trump expressed condolences to the victims and thanked the law enforcement agencies as well as the first responders for their efforts.

The attack led many tech CEOs such as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Twitter's Jack Dorsey, Uber's Dara Khosrowshahi, and Apple's Tim Cook extend their support to the tech community and employees of the video sharing platform.

 

Over the years, US has faced the problem of gun possession. Recently, after a series of gun shooting in the US, high school students began a 'March For Our Lives' campaign against rampant gun violence in the US.

YouTube had also received criticism for allowing videos related to weapons to be allowed on its platform. These included videos related to setting up weapons or modifying them. However, recently the video sharing platform banned such videos.

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