Twitch Hosted a Livestream of the German Synagogue Shooting for 35 Minutes Before It Was Pulled

A shooting outside a synagogue in Halle, Germany on Wednesday was live-streamed to video streaming site Twitch. The shooting, which left two dead, was broadcast on the Amazon-owned service for 35 minutes before it was pulled down, according to CNBC.

Typically used by video game players and fans to livestream or watch games, Twitch publicly condemned the attack, in addition to removing the video.

According to a tweet by Twitch, the initial livestream was viewed by approximately five people, but a later recording garnered over 2,000 viewers in approximately 30 minutes before it was removed.

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

Fortune reached out to Twitch for additional comment, but did not receive an immediate response.

The synagogue shooting broadcast demonstrates how little progress social media companies have made in keeping violent acts off the internet. In March, a shooting at a New Zealand mosque was similarly streamed on Facebook. A manifesto from that shooter was also posted to 4chan, an anonymous forum-based website that has increasingly been used for fringe ideology. Meanwhile, 8chan, a message board favored by mass shooters because it has fewer restrictions than 4chan, has been taken down indefinitely after hosting the manifesto of August’s Walmart shooter in El Paso, Texas.

While Wednesday’s synagogue shooting has already been removed from Twitch, it can still be found elsewhere online.

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