Thailand Media Slammed For Facebook Live Baby Murder Coverage

Thailand media has been criticised for publishing images of a man killing his infant daughter in a Facebook Live video, a grim case that sparked outrage and raised fears of copycat killings. The video, filmed Monday on the southern resort island of Phuket, showed Wuttisan Wongtalay hang his 11-month daughter, Natalie, from an abandoned building…”
Moroti Olatujoye
April 26, 2017 1:20 pm

Thailand media has been criticised for publishing images of a man killing his infant daughter in a Facebook Live video, a grim case that sparked outrage and raised fears of copycat killings.

The video, filmed Monday on the southern resort island of Phuket, showed Wuttisan Wongtalay hang his 11-month daughter, Natalie, from an abandoned building before taking his own life, according to police in charge of the case.

The footage was online for around 24 hours before it was removed on Tuesday, prompting cries for Facebook to move more swiftly to take down clips of grisly crimes and killings.

 A Thai media body also slammed news outlets that showed graphic images of the crime.At least one major Thai daily printed an image of the murder-suicide on its front page Tuesday, while several TV channels also aired segments of the video.

 

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