LiveLeak, the famous site where many unedited videos with crimes, serious accidents and violent scenes were published, was closed after 15 years.
The site was founded in 2006 by the team behind the Ogrish project. LiveLeak has seen moments that could not be hosted on other sites. These include the execution of Saddam Hussein or the beheading of journalist James Foley.
Moreover, the platform sparked a scandal after hosting a documentary about the Qur’an, which claimed that the sacred text encourages violence against non-Muslims.
Those who now enter LiveLeak are directed to the Itemfix site, which allows users to upload videos, images and audio files, which can be edited on the platform. Behind the new project are many of the people who worked at LiveLeak.
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