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Germany Shooting Livestreamed Despite Efforts By Tech Firms

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AFP

Germany Shooting Livestreamed Despite Efforts By Tech Firms

Just weeks after a broad effort announced by tech platforms to curb the spread of violent content, a video of Wednesday's deadly shooting in the German city of Halle was posted online, where it was seen by some 2,200 people.

The gunman posted a video of the attack on the Twitch livestream gaming platform owned by Amazon, the company acknowledged.

The video of the shooting at a synagogue and a Turkish restaurant included a "manifesto" with racist and anti-Semitic commentary.

"Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against hateful conduct, and any act of violence is taken extremely seriously," a Twitch spokesperson said.

"We worked with urgency to remove this content and will permanently suspend any accounts found to be posting or reposting content of this abhorrent act."

Read more: https://www.afp.com/en/news/3954/germany-shooting-livestreamed-despite-efforts-tech-firms-doc-1la1953