suicide

  • Over A Year After New Content Policies, “Self-Harm Social Media” Still Thrives

    Over A Year After New Content Policies, “Self-Harm Social Media” Still Thrives

    About a year and a half ago, just in time for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Tumblr took a hard stance against blogs on its network that encouraged “self harm.” This includes those that glorify or promote anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders, the company said, as well as those focused on self-mutilation and suicide. The company also said it would revise… Read More

  • Facebook Enhances Its Suicide Prevention Outreach, Adds Services For Vets And Military Personnel

    Facebook Enhances Its Suicide Prevention Outreach, Adds Services For Vets And Military Personnel

    Facebook’s role as a social network for close to one billion people can be a weighty responsibility, and today the company took one more step in the kind of social outreach activities that befit a company with that kind of audience. It has formed a new partnership with Blue Star Families and the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a special set of services aimed at vets and… Read More

  • Foxconn's CEO speaks out against suicide, 11th employee dead

    Foxconn's CEO speaks out against suicide, 11th employee dead


    A cluster of suicides has hit Foxconn, painting the factory in a horrible light and essentially drawing outrage just about everyone. Yesterday Foxconn CEO, Gou Tai-ming, officially spoke out against the suicides and today another potential suicide occurred at about 6:30 AM in Shenzhen. Those are the facts and it’s a tragic situation. Something in the factory is wrong and Foxconn needs… Read More

  • Some of the facts on the Apple suicide

    Some of the facts on the Apple suicide


    So the New Yorker, of all places, has a few salient facts on the Apple case. I’ll just report them here and let them lie because, as someone once told a man with a broken nose, this is China. The first report is from the Southern Daily where a journalist claims to have seen the surveillance footage of the interrogation and that nothing untoward happened – no beatings, no torture. Read More