The Facebook live streaming facility was meant to be a way for proactively reaching out to the global community with new ideas and innovations.
However, things went pretty dreadful when users started using it to propagate their crimes, mass shootings, and even suicides. Since then a lot of objections have been raised by social scientists over the abysmal use of the feature.
In a first of its kind incident in the country, a young man from Ghotki in upper Sindh committed suicide and streamed it live on Facebook on Monday. The disturbing video shows the man repeatedly declaring that he is about to end his life. The man gives his last words for family and friends in Sindhi and asks them to forgive him if he ever wronged anyone. He said he was in love, but it had not worked out. After that, he pulled the trigger of the pistol he was holding and ended his life.
گهوٽڪي جي نوجوان منير ڪلوڙ دوستن کان ناراض ٿي فيس بڪ تي لائيو اچي پنهنجي پاڻ کي گولي هڻي خودڪشي ڪري ڇڏي
Posted by Sindh_Timez on Monday, October 21, 2019
Facebook rolled out this feature for the public back in 2016. Earlier this year, the company was compelled to remove more than 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand mosque massacre, which was live-streamed by the shooter and created quite an uproar amongst the global community against the rules and regulations regarding the type of content that can be streamed live.