Tech leaders tweet support, call for gun control in wake of YouTube shooting


Tech industry executives tweeted their support, and some called for gun control, following a shooting Tuesday at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California.

Three people were being treated for gunshot wounds and a third for an ankle injury after a shooter opened fire at the headquarters before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities have confirmed.

After the incident, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called for gun control legislation and posted a link to the March for Our Lives website, writing that “it’s beyond time to evolve our policies.”

Dorsey had also pledged to help stop the spread of misinformation during news of the shooting.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi expressed sympathies for the employees affected by the shooting, adding the incident was “another tragedy that should push us again to #EndGunViolence.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and former YouTube CEO Chad Hurley also posted notes with their condolences—but didn’t mention gun control.

In the aftermath of the shooting, Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted a note of gratitude and support to employees, following it up with a heartfelt tweet on his personal account.

YouTube CEO tweeted that there were “no words to describe how horrible it was to have an active shooter” at the headquarters, adding the company “will come together to heal as a family.”

H/T Mashable

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the IRL editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.