YouTube Shooter Was Enraged After Popular Video Earned Her Just 10 Cents

Nichole Vega
April 9, 2018

The brother of YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam slammed local authorities in the wake of her violent rampage at the tech giant's California headquarters, accusing them of missing the opportunity to prevent the attack and his sister's suicide.

Next to another video, which also had been blocked Wednesday, she wrote: "This video got age restricted after new close-minded employees, got control of my farsi youtube channel past year 2016 and began filtering my videos to reduce views & suppress & discaurage (sic) me from making videos!"

One post on the site claims, "Youtube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!"

She had for example posted a workout video which YouTube had imposed an age restriction on because it was too racy.

YouTube had no comment about any actions related to Aghdam's videos.

The Farsi-language content Aghdam posted on Telegram would have been unlikely to attract a large following in Iran. "She did not want to be in the San Diego area and she was up here to find a job", said Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel.

The woman who wounded three in a shooting at YouTube headquarters had a tiny social media presence in her native Iran, where her death was reported briefly by state television.

Nelson would not say whether officers had been warned that Aghdam might have been headed to YouTube headquarters.

He said police found two magazines at the scene and found no other weapons. "With this act she damaged the reputation of Iranians".

The San Bruno Police Department said in a statement that a female entered the building and shot multiple people around 12:46 p.m.at the YouTube campus in the city.

"It was a very normal conversation".

But Mountain View police said they received no indication from Aghdam's father or brother that she had a propensity for violence. She opened fire later that day and then killed herself. Two women who were wounded have been released from hospitals.

Three people were transported to San Francisco General Hospital, according to a spokesman, including a 36-year-old man in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition.

Nasim Aghdam, the 39-year-old woman identified by police as the suspect in the shooting at YouTube's headquarters, reportedly yelled out taunts during her rampage.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The Iranian-American woman who opened fire at YouTube's headquarters this week appears to have lashed out after she felt the company had censored her often weird videos- a motive that many found perplexing in Iran, where YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are blocked.

Officials said Aghdam did nothing to suggest she was a danger to herself or others when they found her asleep in a Walmart parking lot the next day.

Nasim Najafi AghdamWho is Nasim Aghdam? She wrote on her website, "Be aware!" She gave no reason but said she was its only member and the group had no assets.

Aghdam's brother said he told authorities that "she went all the way from San Diego, so she might do something", once he realized Mountain View is where YouTube is headquartered.

"They make fun of her on Instagram because she encourages Persians to be vegan", the neighbor said. "If I had to pick neighbors, I'd have them all around".

"We know that she was reported missing by her family in San Diego on the 31st of March, and that she was located in a community about 30 miles south of us early Tuesday morning", Barberini said. She once told Rundell that her pet rabbit was unhappy and asked where he got his.

"I am sorry. I can't believe it", he told reporters Wednesday. He said his family began worrying about Nasim over the weekend.

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