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Social media app allegedly used by Uvalde gunman to send warning signs is adding new safety features

The social media app Yubo, which the Uvalde gunman used to send chilling messages earlier than the bloodbath, will add safety features within the wake of the Robb Elementary School capturing.

Yubo CEO Sacha Lazimi told ABC News that the capturing “brought to light systemic issues in society that need to be addressed.”

“In the days since, we have been working to accelerate safety developments in our pipeline and further expand the scope of existing safeguards across our platform,” Lazimi stated in an announcement to ABC News.

Those safety developments included updating the at-risk detection coverage and enhancing the protocol for reporting customers. Yubo added that it began moderating audio on dwell streams.

Authorities have beforehand stated that the shooter had warning signs and made threatening messages on-line and in particular person, however he had no legal file, no historical past of psychological sickness remedy and no apparent signs that he was a hazard to the group.


One of probably the most chilling messages got here moments earlier than he entered the varsity and fatally shot 19 fourth-grade college students and two lecturers. Before that, he shot his grandmother within the face, authorities have beforehand stated.

According to messages reviewed by ABC News, he had despatched a string of messages to a 15-year-old woman in Germany, who he met on Yubo. In them, he detailed how he shot his grandmother and was heading to the varsity for his subsequent goal.

In the messages, the gunman stated he had an argument together with his grandmother earlier than texting “I shot my grandmother in the head” and instantly following that message with “ima go shoot up a elementary school rn,” in accordance to ABC News.

A screenshot reviewed by ABC News revealed the teenager from Germany had not replied to Ramos’ messages till information broke in regards to the lethal mass capturing.

The 15-year-old woman advised the New York Times she requested a buddy within the U.S. about contacting authorities after seeing the information.


“Maybe I could’ve changed the outcome… just could never guess that he’d actually do this,” the woman advised the New York Times.

Law enforcement sources advised ABC News these messages with the German teen are actually a part of the investigation.

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