Just a few couple of hours ago, a new mass shooting happened in Halle – a city in Eastern Germany (yeah, we know that you guys might be thinking we were about to say the shooting happened in the USA). The gunman of this incident shot down two people and injured at least two more. The incident took place just outside a synagogue (a kind of Jewish church). But the wonderful thing about this incident was that the gunman livestreamed his shooting on Twitch. And now, this streaming platform has to answer to the world how this incident was on its site.

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Police officers blocking access to a street near the scene of the shooting

This company made a series of tweets on its Twitter account to explain to the world what happened from Twitch’s viewpoint. After opening with a usual sympathy, Twitch explained that this violent and brutal livestream lasted about 35 minutes, and it gathered only five views. But its footage was sent to more than 2200 people in the period of 30 minutes after the livestream had ended. This company also stated that it has “a zero-tolerance policy against hateful conduct.”

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The announcement, apology and explanation of Twitch for this livestream incident

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The announcement, apology and explanation of Twitch for this livestream incident

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The announcement, apology and explanation of Twitch for this livestream incident

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The announcement, apology and explanation of Twitch for this livestream incident

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The announcement, apology and explanation of the streaming platform for this livestream incident

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The announcement, apology and explanation of the streaming platform for this livestream incident

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The announcement, apology and explanation of the streaming platform for this livestream incident

This is not the first time a shooting got livestreamed on a big online platform. Earlier this year, there was a mass shooting in New Zealand. The gunman of that incident killed 51 people and injured 49 others, and he livestreamed his attack on Facebook. But the footage of this incident was livestreamed again on Twitch in June, and this website had to sue 100 anonymous users to find the one who had livestream the footage again.