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”.
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.
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