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A Thai man murders his baby on Facebook Live

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 01:18

Thai police arrive at an abandoned building in Thailand to retrive bodies of a Thai man and his 11-month-old daughter. The man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide. Pascale Davies reports.

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It was in this deserted hotel in Thailand that a father launched Facebook Live, filmed himself killing his 11 month old daughter and then took his own life. The harrowing footage showed Wuttisan Wongtalay tying a rope around his baby's neck before dropping her from the rooftop. His suicide was not broadcast, but his body was found hanging next to his daughter's in Phuket. A police officer said the young father was having problems with his wife. Two videos showing the child's murder were on the father's Facebook page for roughly 24 hours. They were removed when Thai officials flagged them to Facebook. Facebook is already under pressure to review how it monitors content and polices its live feeds. Barely two weeks ago, a man bragged live on the social site about murdering a 74-year-old man in Cleveland and also posted the video of him carrying out the killing. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his company is trying to do all it can to prevent such content. But the social media giant has not discussed scrapping Facebook Live altogether.

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A Thai man murders his baby on Facebook Live

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 01:18