YouTube will not remove a three-hour livestream of the Colorado grocery store shooting

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Police respond at a King Soopers grocery store where a gunman opened fire on March 22, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. Ten people were killed in the attack.

  • On March 22, 10 people were killed by a shooter at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, CO.
  • As the shooting unfolded, a YouTuber at the store began livestreaming what happened.
  • The three-hour video, which is now archived on YouTube, won’t be removed, YouTube says.
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On March 22, 10 people were killed in a shooting at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado.

As the shooting unfolded, a man named Dean Schiller began livestreaming what he saw on YouTube. The video captures the bodies of victims on the ground and ongoing police activity. At one point in the video, Schiller argues with police who ask him to stop filming.

“I’m a journalist. There’s a lot of people who want to watch this right now,” Schiller says in the video. “I’m willing to risk my life for this.”

Despite depictions of graphic violence, YouTube isn’t removing the video.

“Following the tragic shooting in Boulder, bystander videos of the incident were detected by our teams. Violent content intended to shock or disgust viewers and hate speech are not allowed on YouTube, and as a result we have removed a number of videos for violating our policies,” YouTube spokesperson Elena Hernandez told Insider. “We do allow certain violent or graphic content with sufficient news or documentary context, and so we’ve applied an age restriction to this particular content. We will continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation.”

Schiller’s video, which is published on his ZFG Videography channel, features a prominent warning before it can be viewed:

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The content warning YouTube puts in front of potentially disturbing videos.

YouTube has been repeatedly criticized for moderation – or lack thereof – in the past.

The company has even been sued by former content moderators, one of which claimed her job at the company led to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Schiller’s video, which the company characterizes as “news or documentary,” had just shy of 750,000 views as of Wednesday morning.

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How to take screenshots or videos on the PS5 and then view or share them online

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The Create button on the PS5’s controller lets you take screenshots, videos, and more.

  • You can take a screenshot on your PS5 using the DualSense controller’s “Create” button.
  • The PS5 Create button also lets you record video, and stream your gameplay live on Twitch or YouTube.
  • Once you’ve taken your screenshot or video, you can use the PS5’s Media Gallery app to edit or share your work.
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What do you get when you mix 4K graphics, faster frame rates, and bigger game universes? Even better photos and videos you can save and share with friends from your PlayStation 5.

The PS5 DualSense controller has a function that can do all of this. It’s called the Create button, and it’s the successor to the PS4’s Share button.

How the PS5’s Create button works

Located on the top-left of your controller and designated by a three-lined icon, the Create button can capture your gameplay in several ways.

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The PS4’s Share button was replaced by the PS5’s Create button.

Hitting the Create button pauses gameplay, and from there, you can take screenshots, start recording videos, save a video of things you’ve already done, edit photos, or launch a livestream that can be seen online.

If you’re looking to take screenshots or record video of your gameplay on the PS5, here’s how to do it.

How to record and save Recent Gameplay

Whenever you open a game and begin playing, the console automatically starts recording your gameplay, even if you didn’t open the Create menu and hit the record button. You can later use an option in the Create menu to save this gameplay as a video, and upload it to Twitter or YouTube. Here’s how to do it.

How to view your PS5 screenshots and videos

Every photo and video you take will be saved in the Media Gallery, where they can be edited with colors, font changes, and more.

More importantly, though, the Media Gallery lets you share photos or videos on Twitter, YouTube, or with your PS5 friends.

How to share photos and videos from your PS5

Using any of the ways mentioned above to access your photos or videos via the Media Gallery, you can send them online to a linked Twitter or YouTube account, or with your PS5 friends. Just remember that you’ll need to link your PS5 account to Twitter or YouTube to share there – go to the Users and Accounts menu, as demonstrated above.

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A Twitch streamer made $16,000 filming himself asleep and letting viewers disturb him with loud noises

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Asian Andy made $16,000 in just one night on his Twitch livestream.

  • Some influencers are making up to $16,000 on Twitch “sleep streams.” 
  • Asian Andy enabled text-to-speech recognition so viewers could play music and issue commands. 
  • Other sleep influencers include Alex Shannon, who travels the world to sleep in luxurious locations.
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Making money in your sleep sounds too good to be true, given many of us find it hard enough to earn a living while we’re awake.

But many influencers are jumping on a new trend that’s rising in popularity – the “sleep stream.” 

Among the most well-known sleep streamers is Asian Andy.

The 26-year-old from Los Angeles made $16,000 in just one night on his Twitch livestream – although he didn’t get much sleep in the process.

Like many other influencers, Andy set up text-to-speech recognition for his live stream, meaning every time there was a donation, music played and the message was read aloud.

A lot of viewers used their messages to get Alexa to play loud music, imitate a dog barking, or make his alarm clock go off.

One recurring theme in Andy’s August livestream was viewers telling him someone was at the window, leading to over-the-top reactions.

Andy himself was shocked at his viewers’ generosity.

“Thank you so much,” he said at the end of his Twitch live stream, which he later posted to YouTube. “I used to drive [an] Uber for $16 an hour.”

Twitch largely started as a gaming platform, with some users making as much as $200,000 a year.

It now has a Twitch Affiliate Program for those who are serious about making a career out of gaming – even congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has used Twitch to increase voter participation and fundraise for charities.

Andy, who’s known for his antics including tearing off his shirt in Starbucks and whenever someone says “Ascend,” has over 40,000 subscribers on Twitter and Instagram, and one million on YouTube.

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Alex Shannon has been traveling the world to sleep in some of the most luxurious locations.

However, he’s not the only influencer making money with his eyes closed.

Ice Poseidon made $5,000 in eight hours for trying to sleep in 2017, according to VICE. Like Andy, he used text-to-speech recognition so his viewers could disrupt his sleep.

There are others whose content is devoted solely to sleep – like Alex Shannon, the “world’s first sleep influencer.”

Since 2018, Shannon has been traveling the world to sleep in some of the most luxurious locations.

Some have also made use of their sleep-related quirks.

Canadian YouTuber Tyler Krause, who goes by pillowtalkTK, recorded himself talking and walking in his sleep while his girlfriend reacted.

With all the content out there, it looks like sleep influencing won’t be going to bed anytime soon.

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