Twitch and Discord have issued statements in response to the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, which was broadcast on Twitch, with details of the shooting released on Discord in the days leading up to it.
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, tragedy struck at a convenience store in Buffalo, New York when an 18-year-old gunman killed at least 10 people.
The mass shooting was broadcast live on Twitch, and it quickly emerged that the shooter had a Discord server where he shared plans for the attack in the days leading up.
in one Eurogamer reportTwitch and Discord have issued statements about the incident.
Twitch & Discord respond to mass shooting in Buffalo
According to Eurogamer, Twitch said it identified and removed the live stream within two minutes of learning about the incident. The website also detailed a comment the company made to The New York Times.
“Twitch has a zero tolerance policy for violence of any kind and works quickly to respond to any incidents,” Twitch said. “The user has been suspended from our service indefinitely and we are taking all appropriate action, including monitoring any accounts re-broadcasting this content.”
— Eurogamer (@eurogamer) May 16, 2022
Since the incident was planned via a private Discord server, the company also issued a statement. Discord revealed that it is investigating posts from the shooter that allegedly contain detailed plans for the shooting before it happened.
They added, “We offer our deepest condolences to the victims and their families and will do whatever we can to assist law enforcement in their investigation.”
This isn’t the first time a mass shooting has been broadcast on Amazon’s proprietary platform. On October 9, 2019, a gunman killed two people in a German synagogue and multi-streamed it on Twitch and Facebook.
We will definitely keep you informed if more information about this incident is released.
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