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Man livestreams daughter's murder on Facebook

Man livestreams daughter's murder on Facebook

A 21-year old Thai man livestreamed himself murdering his daughter on Facebook before taking his own life.

Relatives of Wuttisan Wongtalay, the deceased, saw the footage online and alerted police. They however arrived too late to save them.

Facebook condoled with the family, and removed the footage. A spokesperson for the social media giant released 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." 

Wongtalay reportedly had an argument with his wife, following which he hanged his baby daughter, which he filmed on Facebook Live. He then hanged himself at a deserted hotel outside Phuket.

Footage of the murder suicide had also been available on Youtube, but removed it after being alerted to its presence by the BBC.

The video-sharing site said it removed the distressing video within 15 minutes of the BBC's alert. It had received 2 351 views before it was removed.

BBC reports that it took Facebook roughly 24 hours to remove the video after it was first reported.

This tragic incident comes less than two weeks after an American man bragged about killing a 74-year old Cleveland man on Facebook Live, and posted a video of the deed to the site.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that the social network giant had a "lot of work" to do with regards to response times in such situations. The murder clip was still on the site for more than two hours after complaints had been lodged.

 

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