A video of a man documenting the scenes of floods in Turkey with his mobile phone camera has gone viral, but what caught people’s attention was the fact that he chose to continue filming instead of helping a drowning man who appeared in front of him. In the video, the victim raised his hand and asked for help, but the photographer ignored him and continued to film.
Many people criticized the man’s actions, citing that it lacked humanity, altruism, and relief for the anxious. There have also been calls to punish the man and establish monitoring mechanisms for what is published on social media platforms.
The recent floods that hit southern Turkey resulted in the deaths of at least 14 people last Wednesday. This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of social responsibility and the need to prioritize human life over social media content.