A survey, like the ones the boys do for Instagram games: "Help me choose: D or L", where D (death) stood for death and L (life) for life. Except that this time there was the life of a 16-year-old girl who jumped off the roof of the building she lived in after 69% of those interviewed would have chosen "D". It happened in Malaysia. The 16 year old was found without life in the street by her brother. The girl would also have written on Facebook: "I want to die, I'm tired."
According to Ramkarpal Singh, lawyer and deputy in the north-western state of Penang, those who voted for the death could be prosecuted for instigating suicide, which in Malaysia is punishable by death when it concerns a child.
"Would the girl still be alive if most followers had not encouraged her to take her own life? Would you have listened to the users' advice, seeking the help of a professional? », He asked himself.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, for his part said that such a tragedy highlights the need for nationwide discussions on teen mental health. "I am sincerely concerned about the mental health of our young people. It is a national problem that must be taken seriously, "he told the media. In February, Instagram, which belongs to Facebook, removed from its platform shocking and post images related to self-injury and suicide, following the death of 14-year-old English Molly Russell who, according to her parents, took her own life in 2017 also pushed from the contents on the theme shared in the app.