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.
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.
He deserved it.U don't joke with human life like that and not even a child. It is totally insensitive.
— Queen Yusuf (@QueenYusuf4) June 20, 2017
Some people are very wicked, how can he do that to a child like this one…
— Buumbaedmond (@buumbaedmond33) June 21, 2017
Despite the man’s denial, he was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison for endangering the child’s life.