Tech CEOs call for stricter gun control

Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer, Twitter.

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Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer, Twitter.

High-profile technology executives have called for increased gun control inside wake of the shooting at YouTube’s headquarters which left at least three people injured along with the suspect shooter dead.

The attack at the Google-owned video service’s headquarters in San Bruno, California Tuesday was allegedly carried out by Nasim Najafi Aghdam, who killed herself after the shooting, according to law enforcement officials.

Technology CEOs including Apple’s Tim Cook along with Microsoft’s Satya Nadella sent out messages of support, although some went further along with called for stricter gun control.

Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey tweeted a link to the March For Our Lives page, a movement which is actually supporting stricter gun control, in response to a tweet coming from President Donald Trump.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi also tweeted following the incident, sending his support to YouTube along with Google using the hashtag #EndGunViolence.

Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, also sent a tweet with the hashtag #NeverAgain, which arose after the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February.

The YouTube shooting has added fuel to the fire surrounding the debate around gun control inside U.S., one which technology companies have been drawn into. Apple along with Amazon were pressured by activists to stop streaming content coming from the National Rifle Association through the organization’s NRAtv channel.

In March, YouTube introduced rules which banned videos promoting the sale of firearms along with accessories, as well as tutorials on how to assemble guns.

CNBC’s Jillian D’Onfro contributed to This particular report.

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