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

[2019.10.09, Wed 18:05] 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 the video to the platform. Today's attack echoed the March mass shooting of Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand - which was streamed on Facebook Live. In today's roughly 35-minute video, a man is seen shooting two people and attempting unsuccessfully to break into the synagogue. Two people have been confirmed dead in today's attack, and German law enforcement has raised the possibility that multiple attackers were involved. The Christchurch shooting was viewed live by only a few people, but reuploaded roughly 1.5 million times after the attack - so dealing with the aftermath will be a real concern. As all social networks continue to fight hate content, live videos of shootings are a uniquely sensitive issue for live-streaming platforms.
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