The Islamic woman who shot three people at YouTube headquarters before killing herself was angry because the company because it had stopped paying her for videos she posted on the platform according to her father.
The shooter has been identified as Nasim Aghdam.
Aghdam was born in Iran and was a resident of Riverside, California at the time of the shooting. She was active on YouTube and was known for ranting about the company and complaining about its policies in videos on her YouTube channels, on Instagram, and on her own website.
YouTube had “stopped everything,” and “she was angry,” her father Ismail Aghdam told reporters.
YouTube pays people from advertisements that accompany their videos, but the company “de-monetizes” some channels for reasons including inappropriate material or having fewer than 1,000 subscribers.
Ismail Aghdam said he reported his daughter missing after she did not answer her phone for two days.
He said the family received a call from Mountain View police saying they found Nasim sleeping in a car. He said he warned them she might be headed to YouTube because she “hated” the company.