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After a TikTok user in Brazil live-streamed his suicide, TikTok took over an hour to notice and then spent 3 more hours figuring out a PR strategy before informing police

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    diode
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    Do we know how common it is to call police to report a suicide where this happened? It's a bad look to be doing PR before calling the police but in their situation I don't think I would've thought...

    Do we know how common it is to call police to report a suicide where this happened? It's a bad look to be doing PR before calling the police but in their situation I don't think I would've thought to call police at all.

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    1. mrbig
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      Given that the person was already dead and the police’s intervention would not change the outcome, I don’t think it’s that bad. Still pretty bad, though. Many Brazilians avoid any contact with the...

      Given that the person was already dead and the police’s intervention would not change the outcome, I don’t think it’s that bad. Still pretty bad, though.

      Many Brazilians avoid any contact with the police, they’re not a great bunch.

      And no, they’re not required on suicides. But TikTok could have done better.

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