YouTubers share shock and sadness after shooting

After a disgruntled YouTube creator opened fire at its California headquarters, some are speaking out about gun control, open campuses and the platform’s monetization policy.

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The YouTube community is speaking out after an attack at the company’s Silicon Valley campus.

The attack—in which a woman opened fire on the San Bruno, California, headquarters—has left many questioning the safety of open campuses and has prompted others to call once again for gun control.

The incident has also sent some looking for a motive, including YouTube’s controversial monetization policy, under which some creators receive money for their regular video offerings.

NPR reported:

A woman with an apparent grudge against YouTube for what she claimed was censoring and “de-monetizing” her videos, opened fire at the video-sharing service’s San Bruno, Calif., headquarters, wounding several people before fatally shooting herself, according to police.

Police Chief Ed Barberini said the attack was carried out with a handgun and that it was being investigated as a domestic dispute.

Later, law enforcement officials identified the suspect as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39; however The San Jose Mercury News listed her age as 38.

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