People would do almost anything in order to gain “likes” on social media these days.

A man from Algeria recently sparked outrage when he allegedly posted photos himself dangling a baby out of a 15th-floor apartment window. The intention was simply to gain 1000 “likes” on Facebook.

Man Dangled Infant
Source: BBC

The man, who is believed to be a relative of the child, had apparently captioned the pictures: “1000 likes or I will drop him.” His actions prompted many netizens online to demand his arrest for child abuse.

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When questioned, the unidentified adult denied the horrendous stunt on the social media site. He claimed that he was on a balcony surrounded by barriers, suggesting that the images (above) were altered by other users online.

Despite the man’s denial, he was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison for endangering the child’s life.

Sources: BBC, NY Post/ Featured image: BBC.

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