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Facebook faces new pressure to censor video streams after father kills daughter on social media

Tuesday - 25/04/2017 19:43
FACEBOOK is facing new pressure to censor live video streaming after an horrific video showing a father killing his infant daughter.
The brutal killing on an infant live on Facebook adds new pressure of the social media giant. Picture: AFP
The brutal killing on an infant live on Facebook adds new pressure of the social media giant. Picture: AFP

A FATHER has murdered his infant daughter live on Facebook in an horrific act that puts further pressure on the social media giant to censor the service.

The latest sickening outrage on social media in Thailand’s Phuket province comes just a week after Steve Stephens brutally killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin live on Facebook in the US.

The Phuket Gazette reports the 21-year-old man, Wuttisan Wongtalay, livestreamed the death of his 11-month-old daughter Natalee in a four-minute video.

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Police captain Jullaus Suvannin told media the video showed the baby screaming for minutes before eventually going quiet. Wongtalay’s body was also found at the scene.

The video posted by Wongtalay had 370,000 views and was on the internet for 24 hours before it was taken down.

What makes the sickening incident even more horrific is that other people also uploaded the clips to YouTube. Those clips were removed from YouTube, owned by Google, within 15 minutes.

A Facebook issued a statement saying “This is an appalling incident and our hearts go out to the family of the victim. There is absolutely no place for content of this kind on Facebook and it has now been removed”.

 

 
Robert Godwin Sr. moments before being fatally shot. Picture: Facebook via AP
Robert Godwin Sr. moments before being fatally shot. Picture: Facebook via APSource:AP
 
Steve Stephens killed Robert Godwin Sr, 74, live on Facebook before ending his own life. Picture: Supplied
Steve Stephens killed Robert Godwin Sr, 74, live on Facebook before ending his own life. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied
   

Following the killing of Mr Godwin, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at a developer’s conference that Facebook would improve the reporting process so that offensive videos could be removed faster.

Facebook Live, which lets people stream live video, faces a particular challenge to the social media giant and people have used it to broadcast assaults, suicides and rapes.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or visit the website at beyondblue.org.au. If it’s an emergency, dial 000.

A Thai man murders his baby on Facebook Live





 

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