About Our People Legal Stuff Careers
In this May 16, 2012 photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook's stock has fallen below $30 for the first time. That's down 20 percent since its stock began trading publicly on May 18, following one of the most anticipated stock offerings in history. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Facebook Live videos of a man killing himself and his baby were kept up for nearly a day


This is an appalling incident ... There is absolutely no place for content of this kind on Facebook and it has now been removed.
Facebook statement

UPDATE 11:02 a.m. EST: The videos posted by Thai man who killed himself and his daughter were on Facebook for nearly 24 hours before being deleted, police said Tuesday.  The man was identified as Wuttisan Wongtalay. The videos were viewed more than 370,000 times, Vice News reports.

ORIGINAL STORY: A man broadcast the murder of his 11-month-old daughter and his suicide on Facebook Live on Monday, Thai authorities reported on Tuesday.

The man killed himself in Phuket, a southern resort island. Officers were alerted to the video by the man's friends, but found the man and the baby dead when they arrived. 

Police said they believed the man had argued with the girl's mother, AFP reported.

Steve Stephens (Photo: Cleveland Police/Graphic: Matt Houston)

Facebook has been under increasing pressure to respond to suicides and crimes broadcast on its live feed or posted as a video after the fact. Last week, a Cleveland man posted a video of him killing an elderly man, prompting a national manhunt.

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company had "a lot of work to do" with regard to crime.  

Phuket's governor urged people not to share the video, which was deleted but copied and widely circulated on Facebook.

We found sex offenders skirting Facebook's ban as SCOTUS debates their rights

WATCH | Violent crimes aren't only Facebook's big legal issue. Sex offenders aren't supposed to have accounts, but hundreds have found a way around that ban.

Can you tell the difference between real and alternative facts?
Test your skills

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark