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2,200 Viewed Germany Shooting Before Twitch Removed Post

2,200 Viewed Germany Shooting Before Twitch Removed Post

Twitch, the amazon-owned live-streaming platform regarded for its online game content, is developing another, darker popularity as a place to discover footage of mass shootings.

On Wednesday, a heavily armed guy with a head-installed camera stay-streamed his taking pictures rampage in Halle, Germany, on twitch for extra than 35 minutes. Two human beings have been killed and  others injured within the attack, which came about outside a synagogue and in a kebab shop.

Twitch said on twitter that handiest five humans had watched the stay stream of the shooting. However 2,200 human beings considered a recording of the attack, which stayed up for half-hour earlier than it turned into flagged and removed.

More people watch live streams on Twitch than on any other digital platform, including YouTube and Facebook, according to a report from StreamElements. But the platform has struggled to police content as it is posted.

Last year, a Twitch live stream from a gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., captured part of a shooting in which three people, including the gunman, died. In June, Twitch sued users who had posted footage of an attack in March involving mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.