Man Jailed for Dangling Baby on 15th Floor to Get Facebook Likes

A man was sentenced to two years’ jail by an Algerian court on Monday (June 19) for dangling a child from the 15th floor to get Facebook ‘likes’.

The unnamed man posted a photo of himself holding the child out of a window from a high-rise building with the caption: “1,000 likes or I drop him”, BBC reported.

He was arrested on Sunday and charged with endangering the baby’s safety, police said.

Read more about it at the Straits Times.

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Sports Brand Criticized for Instagram Post Featuring Models Wading in Lake

Liquido Active posted a photo that showed a photographer wading in Hanging Lake in Colorado and models sitting on a log in the lake. Both activities are prohibited and clearly signed around the lake.

Within an hour, the company’s post had more than 150 comments on Facebook of people noting that the trail and lake is lined with signs making clear restrictions for the preservation of the lake.

Read more about it at the Denver Post.

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Professor Insulted, Threatened, Labeled Racist After Objection to Event Goes Viral

Professor Bret Weinstein objected to “a suggestion that white students and professors leave campus for a day, a twist on a tradition of black students voluntarily doing the same.”

Some background on the tradition:

… [T]he college’s Day of Absence… [is] a tradition in which black people leave the campus to show what the place would be like without them.

To change things a little,

[t]his year, organizers suggested the reverse: that white people who wanted to participate would leave while nonwhites stayed, and both groups would attend workshops to, as the email announcement put it, “explore issues of race, equity, allyship, inclusion and privilege.”

It ended up in protests and threats of violence so bad that the college had to hold its commencement at a rented baseball stadium 30 miles from campus where everyone had to pass through metal detectors.

Read more about it at the New York Times.

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