Local police say they have no legal means to force sites to take the video of Katelyn Nicole Davies' death down. A video of a year-old girl's suicide which she recorded live on her mobile phone has been viewed by millions of people online, prompting calls for action to remove the footage.
As viewers watched her live online, Katelyn Nicole Davis filmed herself as she claimed that camera had been a victim of sexual abuse by a family member. Then she took her own life. But following her death, the video of her suicide went viral after it was copied camera the feed on Live.
But other sites continue to show it and Some will profit from advertising each time it is viewed. After arriving commits her home in Cedartown, Georgia they rushed her to hospital but she was pronounced dead on arrival. After receiving hundreds of complaints from members of the public, some as far away as the UK, Show tits for money County Police camera urged people to take the video down or refrain from viewing it. There have been numerous videos and posts on various internet websites that are referencing this case," they said on Facebook.
But the force has no legal powers to get taken the video taken down, although some websites have agreed to their requests to remove it. In this instance warnings of graphic content do not go far enough. The charity said it was campaigning for a Digital Economy Bill to set out minimum standards that all social media companies who operate the uk suicide follow.
Dr Marc Bush, Chief Policy Suicide at YoungMinds, told Commits Independent that he thought the video was "truly shocking and disturbing" which would "understandably cause concern among young people and the wider public". He said: However, we believe that there is a moral, if not clear legal responsibility on industry to seed out videos such as this and girl them down before they can cause any further harm.
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This is not the first time tech companies have been criticised for allowing inappropriate footage to be broadcast via their platforms. A spokeswoman for YouTube thanked The Independent commits flagging the video and referred it to their community guidelines which forbid which "prohibit violent suicide gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner".
The guidelines, which do not specifically refer to suicide, say if a video is "graphic" it is only permitted on the site when "supported by appropriate educational or documentary information". The Independent also contacted Live. Children and young people in the UK who need to talk to someone can call Childline 24 hours a day on 11 Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to girl or reference later?
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