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An anti-Semitic shooting in Germany was live-streamed on Twitch

The Verge Wednesday, 9 October 2019 ()
An anti-Semitic shooting in Germany was live-streamed on TwitchPhoto by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

A shooting outside a synagogue in Halle, Germany was live streamed on Twitch — marking another use of online streaming sites to broadcast terror attacks. Twitch confirmed to CNBC and The Verge that the attacker had posted video to the platform.

“We are shocked and saddened by the tragedy that took place in Germany today, and our deepest condolences go out to all those affected,” said a spokesperson. “Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against hateful conduct, and any act of violence is taken extremely seriously. We are working with urgency to remove this content and permanently suspend any accounts found to be posting or reposting content of this abhorrent act.”

Today’s attack echoed the March mass shooting of Muslims in Christchurch,...
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