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.


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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