\'I’m Going To Destroy You\': Employees Who Worked At YouTube Say Violent Threats From Volatile ‘creators’ Have Been Going On For Years

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  • The attack on YouTube by Nasim Aghdam may be isolated act by a disturbed person but former employees say workers receive threats anytime major changes are made to the site.

  • YouTube's management stationed an armed guard outside one employee's house a decade ago after a user threatened her and her family.

  • Former employees say Facebook, Twitter or any other platform that offers a chance at notoriety should be concerned with implications of Aghdam's case.


YouTube managers had no way to predict Nasim Aghdam would go on a bloody rampage, but they had plenty of reasons to fear that someone like her might one day show up, say former employees.

Aghdam was the 38-year-old, disgruntled YouTube video creator who arrived at the company's San Bruno, Calif.--headquarters on April 3 and began blasting away with a 9mm handgun. She wounded three staffers before she killed herself. Police say leading up to the shooting Aghdam, from San Diego, Calif., believed YouTube sought to censor her and ruin her life.

This kind of violence is unprecedented in YouTube's 13-year-history, though Aghdam's anger and paranoia aren't unique among the millions of people who create and post videos to the site, according to five former YouTube employees. In exclusive interviews, they told Business Insider that going back to the service's earliest days, frustrated creators — seething over one of YouTube's policy changes or the other — have threatened staffers with violence.

Typically the threats were delivered via email. At least once, a video creator confronted a YouTube employee face-to-face and promised he would "destroy" him. In another instance, a man enraged by the suspension of his account, promised to harm Mia Quagliarello, YouTube's first community manager, and her family. The person created a crude web page that was filled with menacing images and slurs against Quagliarello and her family.  In an interview, Quagliarello said  company managers considered the situation serious enough to station an armed guard outside her home for three days.

  • > > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Www.nasimesabz.com
  • > > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Www.nasimesabz.com
  • > > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Www.nasimesabz.com
  • > > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Www.nasimesabz.com
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  • > > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Via Instagram
  • > > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Www.nasimesabz.com
  • > > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Via Facebook
  • > > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Www.nasimesabz.com
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  • > > Unidentified employees hug outside of YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
  • > > Employees leave YouTube headquarters after being allowed to briefly enter the building in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle
  • > > San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini briefs reporters on Monday�s shooting at YouTube offices during a news conference at police headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle
  • > > Yellow police tape covers a locked gate to an outdoor courtyard at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
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  • > > Employees of a Walmart corporate office building post a message for employees of YouTube headquarters located across the street in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
  • > > Employees leave YouTube headquarters after being allowed to briefly enter the building in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle
  • > > San Bruno police identified Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39, as the person who shot three people on YouTube's campus Tuesday afternoon. Her social media accounts show that she was increasingly frustrated with the company’s treatment of her videos on the website. Photo: San Bruno Police Department / San Bruno Police Department
  • > > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Www.nasimesabz.com
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  • > > Officers guide bystanders away across the street from a reported shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle) Photo: Joel Angel Juarez / Special To The Chronicle
  • > > A police officer passes through caution tape on Cherry Avenue after a shooter injured several people at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle
  • > > An injured woman talks to a police officer during an active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle
  • > > Hueiyen Tsai sobs while talking on the phone as police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle
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  • > > Police search a building at YouTube's corporate headquarters as an active shooter situation was underway in San Bruno, California on April 03, 2018.                           Gunshots erupted at YouTube's offices in California Tuesday, sparking a panicked escape by employees and a massive police response, before the shooter -- a woman -- apparently committed suicide.Police said three people had been hospitalized with gunshot injuries following the shooting in the city of San Bruno, and that a female suspect was found dead at the scene.
  • > > A man is being treated by medics in ballistic vests after a shooting incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Stephen Lam, Special To The Chronicle
  • > > People huddle on a ramp as police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle
  • > > Police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle
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  • > > A man comforts a woman near the scene of an active shooter incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Stephen Lam / Special To The Chronicle
  • > > A police officer is seen inside YouTube headquarters during an active shooter incident in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Stephen Lam, Special To The Chronicle
  • > > YouTube employees Alina Zhu, 25, left, and Doreen Tran, 25, right, hug as they walk down a parking lot two blocks away from where a shooting at the YouTube headquarters occurred in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle) Photo: Joel Angel Juarez, Special To The Chronicle
  • > > Employees leave the area at the YouTube headquarters after a woman allegedly opened fire on several employees, including her boyfriend, before taking her own life in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle
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  • > > A car is towed away from the scene of a shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to the Chronicle) Photo: Joel Angel Juarez
  • > > San Francisco Police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle
  • > > Trauma surgeon Andre Campbell answers questions outside Zuckerberg General Hospital and Trauma Center, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. Police responded to a report of an active shooter at YouTube headquarters in the city of San Bruno. Three victims were transported to S.F. General Hospital. Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle
  • > > Law enforcement officers leave the area at the YouTube headquarters after a woman allegedly opened fire on several employees, including her ex-boyfriend, before taking her own life in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle
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  • > > YouTube employees gather outside a building two blocks away from the headquarters where a shooting occurred in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle) Photo: Joel Angel Juarez, Special To The Chronicle
  • > > Officers respond to a reported shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez / Special To The Chronicle / SUBJECT TO AGREED CONTRACT BETWEEN PHOTOGRAPHER AND CLIENT.
  • > > San Bruno police chief Ed Barberini leaves after speaking to members of the media after an active shooter incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Stephen Lam / Special To The Chronicle
  • > > Police respond to a shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018.(Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle) Photo: Joel Angel Juarez, Special To The Chronicle
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  • > > A YouTube employee is being patted down by police near the scene of the office shooting incident at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Stephen Lam, Special To The Chronicle
  • > > Police direct YouTube employees to a staging area after active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle
  • > > YouTube employees leave the scene after police responded to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle
  • > > Burlingame Chief of Police Eric Wollman returns Kimba to his owner, a YouTube employee who didn't want to be identified, after an active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle
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  • > > YouTube employees leave the scene after police responded to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle
  • > > Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrives at the scene of an active shooter incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Stephen Lam, Special To The Chronicle
  • > > An injured woman talks to a police officer near an active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle
  • > > YouTube headquarters had a large police presence after reports of shots fired. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle
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  • > > Police at YouTube headquarters. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle
  • > > Police and emergency personnel surround the YouTube headquarters after a woman allegedly opened fire on several employees, including her boyfriend, before taking her own life in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle
  • > > Law enforcement officers leave the area at the YouTube headquarters after a woman allegedly opened fire on several employees, including her ex-boyfriend, before taking her own life in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle
  • > > YouTube employees leave the scene after police responded to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle
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  • > > A car is covered in caution tape on Cherry Avenue after a shooter injured several people at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle
  • > > Armed law enforcement personnel exit an armored vehicle outside YouTube headquarters, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in San Bruno, Calif. A woman opened fire at YouTube headquarters Tuesday, setting off a panic among employees and wounding several people before fatally shooting herself, police and witnesses said. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press
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  • > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Unidentified employees hug outside of YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself.
  • > Employees leave YouTube headquarters after being allowed to briefly enter the building in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself.
  • > San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini briefs reporters on Monday�s shooting at YouTube offices during a news conference at police headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself.
  • > Yellow police tape covers a locked gate to an outdoor courtyard at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself.
  • > Employees of a Walmart corporate office building post a message for employees of YouTube headquarters located across the street in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself.
  • > Employees leave YouTube headquarters after being allowed to briefly enter the building in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself.
  • > San Bruno police identified Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39, as the person who shot three people on YouTube's campus Tuesday afternoon. Her social media accounts show that she was increasingly frustrated with the company’s treatment of her videos on the website.
  • > Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Officers guide bystanders away across the street from a reported shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle)
  • > A police officer passes through caution tape on Cherry Avenue after a shooter injured several people at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > An injured woman talks to a police officer during an active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Hueiyen Tsai sobs while talking on the phone as police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Police search a building at YouTube's corporate headquarters as an active shooter situation was underway in San Bruno, California on April 03, 2018.                           Gunshots erupted at YouTube's offices in California Tuesday, sparking a panicked escape by employees and a massive police response, before the shooter -- a woman -- apparently committed suicide.Police said three people had been hospitalized with gunshot injuries following the shooting in the city of San Bruno, and that a female suspect was found dead at the scene.
  • > A man is being treated by medics in ballistic vests after a shooting incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > People huddle on a ramp as police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > A man comforts a woman near the scene of an active shooter incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > A police officer is seen inside YouTube headquarters during an active shooter incident in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > YouTube employees Alina Zhu, 25, left, and Doreen Tran, 25, right, hug as they walk down a parking lot two blocks away from where a shooting at the YouTube headquarters occurred in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle)
  • > Employees leave the area at the YouTube headquarters after a woman allegedly opened fire on several employees, including her boyfriend, before taking her own life in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > A car is towed away from the scene of a shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to the Chronicle)
  • > San Francisco Police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Trauma surgeon Andre Campbell answers questions outside Zuckerberg General Hospital and Trauma Center, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. Police responded to a report of an active shooter at YouTube headquarters in the city of San Bruno. Three victims were transported to S.F. General Hospital.
  • > Law enforcement officers leave the area at the YouTube headquarters after a woman allegedly opened fire on several employees, including her ex-boyfriend, before taking her own life in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > YouTube employees gather outside a building two blocks away from the headquarters where a shooting occurred in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle)
  • > Officers respond to a reported shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > San Bruno police chief Ed Barberini leaves after speaking to members of the media after an active shooter incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Police respond to a shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018.(Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle)
  • > A YouTube employee is being patted down by police near the scene of the office shooting incident at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Police direct YouTube employees to a staging area after active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
  • > YouTube employees leave the scene after police responded to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Burlingame Chief of Police Eric Wollman returns Kimba to his owner, a YouTube employee who didn't want to be identified, after an active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > YouTube employees leave the scene after police responded to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrives at the scene of an active shooter incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > An injured woman talks to a police officer near an active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > YouTube headquarters had a large police presence after reports of shots fired.
  • > Police at YouTube headquarters.
  • > Police and emergency personnel surround the YouTube headquarters after a woman allegedly opened fire on several employees, including her boyfriend, before taking her own life in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Law enforcement officers leave the area at the YouTube headquarters after a woman allegedly opened fire on several employees, including her ex-boyfriend, before taking her own life in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > YouTube employees leave the scene after police responded to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
  • > A car is covered in caution tape on Cherry Avenue after a shooter injured several people at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • > Armed law enforcement personnel exit an armored vehicle outside YouTube headquarters, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in San Bruno, Calif. A woman opened fire at YouTube headquarters Tuesday, setting off a panic among employees and wounding several people before fatally shooting herself, police and witnesses said.
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Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

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Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

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Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

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Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

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Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

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Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

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Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

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Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Photo: Www.nasimesabz.com Image 10 of 63 Image 11 of 63 Buy photo Unidentified employees hug outside of YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. less Unidentified employees hug outside of YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before ... more Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 12 of 63 Buy photo Employees leave YouTube headquarters after being allowed to briefly enter the building in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. less Employees leave YouTube headquarters after being allowed to briefly enter the building in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three ... more Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 13 of 63 Buy photo San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini briefs reporters on Monday�s shooting at YouTube offices during a news conference at police headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. less San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini briefs reporters on Monday�s shooting at YouTube offices during a news conference at police headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, ... more Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 14 of 63 Buy photo Yellow police tape covers a locked gate to an outdoor courtyard at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. less Yellow police tape covers a locked gate to an outdoor courtyard at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three ... more Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 15 of 63 Image 16 of 63 Buy photo Employees of a Walmart corporate office building post a message for employees of YouTube headquarters located across the street in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. less Employees of a Walmart corporate office building post a message for employees of YouTube headquarters located across the street in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video ... more Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 17 of 63 Buy photo Employees leave YouTube headquarters after being allowed to briefly enter the building in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. less Employees leave YouTube headquarters after being allowed to briefly enter the building in San Bruno, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On Tuesday, disgruntled video maker Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three ... more Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 18 of 63

San Bruno police identified Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39, as the person who shot three people on YouTube's campus Tuesday afternoon. Her social media accounts show that she was increasingly frustrated with the company’s treatment of her videos on the website.

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Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Law enforcement sources have confirmed Nasim Aghdam of Southern California as the woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Photo: Www.nasimesabz.com Image 20 of 63 Image 21 of 63 Officers guide bystanders away across the street from a reported shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle) Officers guide bystanders away across the street from a reported shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle) Photo: Joel Angel Juarez / Special To The Chronicle Image 22 of 63 A police officer passes through caution tape on Cherry Avenue after a shooter injured several people at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. A police officer passes through caution tape on Cherry Avenue after a shooter injured several people at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle Image 23 of 63 Buy photo An injured woman talks to a police officer during an active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. An injured woman talks to a police officer during an active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 24 of 63 Buy photo Hueiyen Tsai sobs while talking on the phone as police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Hueiyen Tsai sobs while talking on the phone as police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 25 of 63 Image 26 of 63 Police search a building at YouTube's corporate headquarters as an active shooter situation was underway in San Bruno, California on April 03, 2018. Gunshots erupted at YouTube's offices in California Tuesday, sparking a panicked escape by employees and a massive police response, before the shooter -- a woman -- apparently committed suicide.Police said three people had been hospitalized with gunshot injuries following the shooting in the city of San Bruno, and that a female suspect was found dead at the scene. "We have one subject who is deceased inside the building with a self-inflicted wound," San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini told reporters. "At this time, we believe it to be the shooter."  less Police search a building at YouTube's corporate headquarters as an active shooter situation was underway in San Bruno, California on April 03, 2018. Gunshots erupted at YouTube's ... more Photo: JOSH EDELSON, AFP/Getty Images Image 27 of 63 A man is being treated by medics in ballistic vests after a shooting incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. A man is being treated by medics in ballistic vests after a shooting incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Stephen Lam, Special To The Chronicle Image 28 of 63 Buy photo People huddle on a ramp as police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. People huddle on a ramp as police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 29 of 63 Buy photo Police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 30 of 63 Image 31 of 63 A man comforts a woman near the scene of an active shooter incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. A man comforts a woman near the scene of an active shooter incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Stephen Lam / Special To The Chronicle Image 32 of 63 A police officer is seen inside YouTube headquarters during an active shooter incident in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. A police officer is seen inside YouTube headquarters during an active shooter incident in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Stephen Lam, Special To The Chronicle Image 33 of 63 YouTube employees Alina Zhu, 25, left, and Doreen Tran, 25, right, hug as they walk down a parking lot two blocks away from where a shooting at the YouTube headquarters occurred in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle) less YouTube employees Alina Zhu, 25, left, and Doreen Tran, 25, right, hug as they walk down a parking lot two blocks away from where a shooting at the YouTube headquarters occurred in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, ... more Photo: Joel Angel Juarez, Special To The Chronicle Image 34 of 63 Buy photo Employees leave the area at the YouTube headquarters after a woman allegedly opened fire on several employees, including her boyfriend, before taking her own life in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. less Employees leave the area at the YouTube headquarters after a woman allegedly opened fire on several employees, including her boyfriend, before taking her own life in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, ... more Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 35 of 63 Image 36 of 63 A car is towed away from the scene of a shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to the Chronicle) A car is towed away from the scene of a shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to the Chronicle) Photo: Joel Angel Juarez Image 37 of 63 Buy photo San Francisco Police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. San Francisco Police respond to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 38 of 63 Buy photo Trauma surgeon Andre Campbell answers questions outside Zuckerberg General Hospital and Trauma Center, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. Police responded to a report of an active shooter at YouTube headquarters in the city of San Bruno. Three victims were transported to S.F. 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Police responded to a report of an active shooter at ... more Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 39 of 63 Buy photo Law enforcement officers leave the area at the YouTube headquarters after a woman allegedly opened fire on several employees, including her ex-boyfriend, before taking her own life in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. less Law enforcement officers leave the area at the YouTube headquarters after a woman allegedly opened fire on several employees, including her ex-boyfriend, before taking her own life in San Bruno, Calif., on ... more Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 40 of 63 Image 41 of 63 YouTube employees gather outside a building two blocks away from the headquarters where a shooting occurred in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle) YouTube employees gather outside a building two blocks away from the headquarters where a shooting occurred in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to The Chronicle) Photo: Joel Angel Juarez, Special To The Chronicle Image 42 of 63 Officers respond to a reported shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Officers respond to a reported shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez / Special To The Chronicle Image 43 of 63 San Bruno police chief Ed Barberini leaves after speaking to members of the media after an active shooter incident at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. 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Photo: Stephen Lam, Special To The Chronicle Image 47 of 63 Buy photo Police direct YouTube employees to a staging area after active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Police direct YouTube employees to a staging area after active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 48 of 63 Buy photo YouTube employees leave the scene after police responded to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. YouTube employees leave the scene after police responded to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 49 of 63 Buy photo Burlingame Chief of Police Eric Wollman returns Kimba to his owner, a YouTube employee who didn't want to be identified, after an active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. less Burlingame Chief of Police Eric Wollman returns Kimba to his owner, a YouTube employee who didn't want to be identified, after an active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, ... more Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle Buy this photo Image 50 of 63 Image 51 of 63 Buy photo YouTube employees leave the scene after police responded to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. YouTube employees leave the scene after police responded to active shooter situation at YouTube facility in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. 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"I forwarded (the threats) to Google security and they took it super seriously," said Quagliarello, who worked at YouTube from 2006 to 2011. "They sent over someone, like an ex-cop type, to sit on my block, like 24-7."

Neither Google, which owns YouTube, nor YouTube responded to requests for comment.

Before Aghdam arrived, all the threats turned out to be just that: threats. All the employees interviewed said they knew of no other time when a creator tried to physically harm a YouTube employee. At this point, the indications are that Aghdam's attack was the kind of event that has become all too familiar in American society: an isolated act committed by a person with a shaky grip on reality.

People who may have developed an unhealthy dependency isn't a problem exclusive to YouTube, the former employees said. At least three of those interviewed have worked at some of the other top social networks and say employees there have also received threats.

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As online services like Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat have emerged as broadcast mediums for the masses, in many cases offering tools and financial incentives that make it easy for anyone to try their hand at building a career as a viral star, the potential for problems increases. 

"When you have a platform that serves everyone, there are going to be people who are emotionally unstable," said a former YouTube employee  who requested anonymity. "Whenever platforms change, you get a lot of emails, some of them are rational. Some of them are irrational."

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In the case of YouTube, the world's largest video-sharing site, the Google-owned company has a reputation as a star-maker. Anyone with the ability to attract viewers has the chance at generating notoriety and a share of ad revenue. As YouTube's following has expanded and revenues ballooned, the opportunities for amateur videographers has also grown. In recent years, this has resulted in more and more people becoming financially and emotionally dependent on the service, say the former employees.

So, what happens when the spigot is turned off? Often in YouTube's history, managers have tried making improvements to the site.  Sometimes these changes have led to reduced viewership and ad money for videographers.

YouTube has been dealing with the problem for at least nine years, going back to a 2009 homepage redesign. Although YouTube was not formally sharing ad revenue with video creators at the time, the currency of  video "views" was incredibly valuable to people seeking a path to mainstream stardom. After a YouTube product manager published a blog post announcing the 2009 homepage changes, he was barraged with angry notes in the comments section — including at least one death threat, say several people with knowledge of the matter.

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Former YouTube staffers say that too often in such situations, irrational  people try to take out their frustrations on YouTube's workers.

Eric Meyerson, a former head of YouTube's advertiser and creator marketing departments, said a male video creator approached him during a 2013 YouTube event at Google's offices in Santa Monica, Calif.  

"He was in a really bad frame of mind," said Meyerson, who worked for YouTube from 2010 to 2013. "He said something to the effect that ‘If you keep fucking with my channel I’m going to destroy you. I’m going to hurt you,' and he implied that he was going to take it out on employees of YouTube... although it was a threat and obviously I want to take it seriously, we were used to a lot of volatility among the creator community."

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A year ago, revelations surfaced that ads appearing at YouTube from respectable companies were running alongside such fare as recruiting videos for terrorist groups and commentaries that included hate speech. YouTube responded by removing material that advertisers might find unappealing — part of a series of rule changes known as called "demonetization." Apparently, Aghdam's clips, mostly focused on fitness and animal rights, were caught up in the purge. She claimed the new policies were designed to censor her.

This type of thinking may seem paranoid but it's not unique among video creators, according to Meyerson. He said that though the vast majority of creators respond to changes at YouTube in a reasonable fashion, a fringe element always sees conspiracies and plots in every move made by the company's leadership.

"That’s a fairly typical complaint among creators," Meyerson said. "My stuff isn’t that bad. Why am I getting demonetized? People think it's because of their political views. Conservatives are especially paranoid about this. I’m being demonetized because I’m a conservative and Google is a bunch of liberals...(When) YouTube decided to demonetize controversial content, they happened to affect the most passionate people who had the most intense ideas. Whether it was about guns or controversial opinions."

One former employee who requested anonymity, said that though he never saw any violence, he was accosted several times. He said people would wait outside YouTube's offices to speak with employees about changes to the homepage or algorithm that was affecting them.  

"One time there was a guy in a suit who drove from Los Angeles," said the source. "He had my LinkedIn page open and he knew who I was. He wanted to talk to someone about his channel I think. That's the only time I really got scared because this guy knew who I was...when I heard about the shooting, that was my first thought. That it was one of those people hanging around outside."

Apparently such threats were common enough to prompt Google security to implement a reporting procedure, or an "escalation path," for employees to follow, according to another source who also preferred to remain anonymous.

Both Meyerson and Quagliarello said they always felt safe at YouTube's headquarters and that the company's security team takes the job seriously. One unnamed source made it a point to applaud the efforts of Marty Lev, the former vice president of security at Google who left the company in 2016 and is now head of physical security at Amazon Web Services.

Whatever security YouTube had before, it's about to get stronger. Alphabet has said following Aghdam's attack that it will increase security at it's offices. 

Asked if it would bother her to drive past YouTube's headquarters and see that the campus resembles a bunker or fortification, Quagliarello, YouTube's former community manager, said: "It would make me feel sad, but at the same time I’ve been thinking that we need more security in (Silicon Valley). I feel like we’ve been pretty laid back here. Unfortunately I think it’s time to buckle up."

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\'I’m Going To Destroy You\': Employees Who Worked At YouTube Say Violent Threats From Volatile ‘creators’ Have Been Going On For Years

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\'I’m Going To Destroy You\': Employees Who Worked At YouTube Say Violent Threats From Volatile ‘creators’ Have Been Going On For Years

\'I’m Going To Destroy You\': Employees Who Worked At YouTube Say Violent Threats From Volatile ‘creators’ Have Been Going On For Years

Source:Business Insider

\'I’m Going To Destroy You\': Employees Who Worked At YouTube Say Violent Threats From Volatile ‘creators’ Have Been Going On For Years