The shock site that caused many traumas closes down – “times have changed”


After a total of 15 years of existence, the LiveLeak site has put the whistles in its bag and ceased operations. That video platform will be remembered for content that would not have been published uncensored on other sites.

LiveLeak was founded at a time when “shock sites” on the Internet received a lot of attention. The service has published videos of accidents, crimes and violence. The site justified its existence on the grounds that it showed “real world events”.

Despite this, LiveLeaks also had to censor its content. For example, executions videos published by the ISIS terrorist group were banned on the platform.

In its publication in the text site founder Hayden Hewitt does not provide a clear reason for LiveLeak to cease operations. However, he suggests that changes in both the world and the internet are a major reason behind the decision.

LiveLeak has been replaced by a new Itemfix site, which also focuses on presenting video content, The Verge write. However, unlike its predecessor, the platform’s terms of use prohibit videos that feature, for example, “excessive violence”.


Source: Tivi by www.tivi.fi.

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