"There is no free speech in real world and you will be suppressed for telling the truth that is not supported by the system," read a post on a website identified as hers by the San Francisco Chronicle.
"There is no equal growth opportunity on YouTube or any other video sharing site."
The 39-year-old woman allegedly used a 9 mm handgun as she shot three people and injured a fourth before committing suicide at the tech company's headquarters near San Francisco on Tuesday. Nasim Aghdam approached an outdoor patio and dining courtyard on the campus around lunchtime and began to fire before entering the building, police said.
The website NasimeSabz.com, which media said was linked to the attacker, had several posts about Persian culture and veganism, interspersed with screeds against YouTube. Those complaints included claims the company was not sharing enough revenue with people who create videos for the platform. Aghdam's online profile shows she was a vegan activist who ran a website called NasimeSabz.com, meaning "Green Breeze" in Persian, where she posted about Persian culture and veganism, as well as long passages critical of YouTube. A news report claimed she was associated with PETA.
A YouTube account in the name of Nasime Sabz was deleted on Tuesday evening.
US government security official has ruled out any connection to terrorism, news agency Reuters said.
While the motive for the shooting remained unclear, two unnamed law enforcement officials told news website Newsweek that the incident was being investigated as a domestic dispute.
At that point every new person I saw was a potential shooter. Someone else said that the person shot out the back doors and then shot themselves.- Todd Sherman (@tdd) April 3, 2018
"I looked down and saw blood drips on the floor and stairs. Peaked around for threats and then we headed downstairs and out the front," Sherman tweeted.
While hundreds of mass shootings incidents are reported every year in the United States, female mass shooters are rare. A recent Washington Post analysis shows only three of 150 U.S. shootings with more than four victims since 1966 were carried out by women. In 2015, a husband and wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California.
A national debate around tighter curbs on gun ownership has intensified since the massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school in February shocked the public.
(with inputs from agencies)
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