Social media is a very strong, uplifting and hilarious place to get information or even a laugh. However, in the past month, many tragic instances have taken the joy out of social media – from a man falling off a building to his death on Facebook Live to Malachi Hemphill shooting himself by accident on Instagram Live and the horrific frenzy of Steve Stephens, the recent Cleveland Facebook killer.
On Monday (April 24), Wuttisan Wongtalay was on Facebook Live tying a rope around his 11-month old baby girl’s neck before pushing her off a ledge of an abandoned building in Phuket. Although, Wongtalay’s suicide was not shown on Facebook Live his body was found at the scene of the incident as well by authorities.
Close to 24 hours of the incident, Facebook removed the video 5 p.m. in Bangkok
“This is an appalling incident and our hearts go out to the family of the victim,” According to Complex’s sourced from Facebook.
“There is absolutely no place for acts of this kind on Facebook and the footage has now been removed.” Said by Reuters.
Local police representative Kissana Phathanacharoen reported that the incident could have been “influenced by behavior from abroad.” speaking in terms of the murder of Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland that was also published on Facebook Live. Jullaus Suvannin, the leading officer in the Wuttisan case, explained to Reuters that the man was paranoid about his wife “leaving him and not loving him.”
Facebook claimed in a recent statement on the Community Standards page earlier this month in the recent disaster of the Facebook Live kill by suspect Steve Stephens (who later died of a self-inflicted wound) that they would “do better” in the near future.
“Currently, thousands of people around the world review the millions of items that are reported to us every week in more than 40 languages. We prioritize reports with serious safety implications for our community, and are working on making that review process go even faster,” said Justin Osofsky, Facebook’s VP of Global Operations in a recent statement.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if you know somebody in need that’s in a crisis.