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A man dangled a child out of the window of a 15th-floor apartment so that he could get 1,000 likes on Facebook.

The Algerian dad had posted a video of the child being held by just his shirt 150 feet above the street below with the caption, ‘1,000 likes or I will drop him’, reports Daily Mail.

When people picked up on the shocking clip, he was reported to the authorities in the capital Algiers and yesterday he was sentenced to two years in prison.

Prosecutors took him to court where it transpired he had carried out the horrendous stunt simply to gain a high number of views and likes on the social media site.

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Facebook like-farming

Is the process Facebook spammers use to accumulate as many followers (reach) on Facebook as possible using manipulation, exploitation and deception. This reach can then subsequently be used by the spammers to make money or launch online scams. Often like-farming is used by those craving the social media limelight with no real “end game”.

The processes like-farmers use to accumulate these followers can vary depending on what version of it you come across. Most popularly, like-farmers will create Facebook pages that will consistently publish exploitative or deceptive posts designed to go viral by encouraging Facebook users to engage with (e.g. like, share, comment on) them.

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  • wow, what an extremely shallow person and shameful act! nothing to be impressed about, honestly!

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  • In SA he would be charged with child abuse, and not just something like endangering life

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  • What an absolute moron. How can any number of ‘likes’ be more important than your child. Reminds me of the way Michael Jackson behaved with one of his children.
    Hope he spends a little more time in jail for this nonsense.

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  • Good. Jail is an appropriate result.

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  • This man is mentally disturbed if he puts a child’s life in danger just for ‘likes’. He needs serious help.

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  • Why would you endanger a child’s life,he is a complete idiot.

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  • This is shocking and incomprehensible!

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  • Really disgusting! In my idea this dad shouldn’t have any more possibility to see his child!!!

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  • My god! I hope they never let him out! What is wrong with people?!

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