UVALDE, TEXAS: Texan school shooter Salvador Ramos reportedly sought fame similar to Netflix’s true-crime docuseries “Don’t F–k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer.” On social media app Yubo, the deranged 18-year-old harassed a woman who has now opened up about it.
“He was active every day and joined our lives, repeating girls’ names until they paid attention to him,” the teenager said. The sun. She said Ramos compared himself to the Netflix show ‘Don’t F–k with Cats’, which chronicles a manhunt launched by internet sleuths for Canadian actor Luka Magnotta in 2010.
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Magnotta gained infamy after sharing a video of himself killing two kittens. He eventually murdered a Chinese international student, Jun Lin, in 2012. He also uploaded a video of the murder to the internet and is currently serving a life sentence in a Quebec prison. On Yubo, the user said that Ramos said he “wanted his name to come out like this.”
What is Yubo?
Yubo is an app that claims to be a platform for chatting and live streaming with friends. It is available on iOS and Android. New users must provide personal information such as name, date of birth, phone number, etc. A website called “Yoti” allows the user to verify the account. Like on Tinder and other dating apps, users can swipe right to say “yes” and left to say “no.” If two people match, they can chat and follow each other on Snapchat or Instagram.
Yubo has come under fire after becoming a teenage sexting platform in Ireland. Parents, teachers, and cyber-citizen experts around the world have expressed their concerns as they believe that Yubo may be a breeding ground for sexual predators. The original app only launched after Tinder banned underage users.
The Sun shared some screenshots the teenager shared of Ramos’ profile. “The whole reason I’m sharing this is because the community on Yubo saw how little information anyone had about him and we realized how much we knew about him,” she said. “I’ve had messages from him since the beginning of this year, he was around all of us for a long time.”
“The [are] sides of Yubo, different communities where everyone knows each other by name and everyone is friends with each other. We all knew him,” she added. We just never thought to record the things he said as they were said. As this is an app live stream you can’t search past lives or watch past lives It’s all in the moment The moment the shooting became news there was a live with over 200 people shooting everyone’s information to pass on to the police.
Salvador Ramos made rape threats and showed weapons to Yubo
CNN reported that Ramos told the girls on Yubo that he would rape them. He also showed a rifle he had purchased. Three users said they saw Ramos threatening to commit sexual violence.
Users reportedly reported his account to Yubo about the threats, but Ramos was able to maintain a presence on the platform nonetheless. In a direct message reviewed by CNN, Ramos appeared to have sent a user the $2,000 receipt for his online gun purchase from a Georgia-based gun maker. “Guns are boring,” the user replied, to which Ramos replied, “No.”
“I just shot my grandmother in the head”
Ramos reportedly shared his sick plans with a 15-year-old German girl on Yubo, just days before he carried out the massacre. Ramos allegedly told user Cece that he had recently purchased a rifle and some cartridges over a video call. The two spoke to each other the morning of the shooting, just an hour before he began his evil rampage.
“I am [sic] do something for her,” he wrote to Cece, saying he was expecting his grandmother. A few minutes later, he wrote: “I just shot my grandmother in the head”, followed by: “I’m going to shoot a [sic] primary school rn. The girl said she wasn’t sure if she believed Ramos, but after hearing news of the shooting soon after, she contacted US authorities. “Maybe I could have changed the result,” Cece said. “I could never guess he would actually do that.” The messages were exchanged via Facebook.
In a statement to The Sun, Yubo said, “We are deeply saddened by this indescribable loss and are fully cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation. At this point, we are not legally able to release specific user information outside of direct requests from law enforcement, but can confirm that we are investigating an account that has since been banned from the platform.”