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Twitch Breaks Its Silence On Tragic Buffalo Shooting
On May 14, 2022, a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, was the setting of a tragic mass shooting in which a gunman opened fire on shoppers, killing 10 people and injuring three more. Due to the fact that a majority of the victims of the shooting were Black civilians, as well as the discovery of a manifesto that was allegedly published by the shooter, the attack is being investigated as a racially motivated hate crime.
Among the more horrifying aspects of the crime is that the attack was livestreamed on Twitch. Two days after the attack, Twitch released a statement on the matter to the New York Times, saying they have worked hard to thwart any further dissemination of the video on the platform.
"Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against violence of any kind and works swiftly to respond to all incidents," company officials told the New York Times. "The user has been indefinitely suspended from our service, and we are taking all appropriate action, including monitoring for any accounts rebroadcasting this content."
The shooter allegedly planned his attacks and spread his manifesto on messaging platform Discord. In response, Discord has also issued a statement expressing solidarity with the victims of the attack, stating, "[W]e will do everything we can to assist law enforcement in the investigation.”