Twitch deleted the video of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, yesterday. The company is also "monitoring accounts that repost this content," according to a statement.
Yesterday, an 18-year-old male assailant opened fire on a supermarket in the city of Buffalo, killing 10 people and injuring three others. After the attack, he surrendered to law enforcement. to the Associated Press Authorities described the attack as "violent extremism," and began investigating correspondence believed to belong to the attacker that surfaced online after the attack, according to the report.
The attacker broadcast the attack live on Twitch. According to the company, the attacker's account and images were deleted from the platform as soon as possible, and a Twitch representative Hollywood ReporterHe told . the video was removed two minutes after shooting began.
“We were devastated to hear about the shooting that took place this afternoon in Buffalo, New York,” Twitch said in a statement. “Our hearts are with the people affected by this tragedy. Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy for all forms of violence and works to respond quickly to all incidents. The user has been suspended from our service indefinitely and we are taking all appropriate action, including monitoring accounts that repost this content.”