10 Oct 2019

Attack in Germany livestreamed on gaming platform, Twitch

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 10 October 2019

Footage from an anti-Semitic attack in the German city of Halle was livestreamed overnight on Amazon's video gaming platform Twitch. Two people were killed in the attacks on a synagogue and a kebab shop and one suspect has been arrested. A spokesperson for Twitch says the video of the attack has been removed and the account it was posted from suspended. Tech commentator Paul Brislen says once it's been uploaded, "the horse has bolted".