Family and friends of Ronnie McNutt have spoken out on the August 31 suicide video that went viral across social media. The family say they’re being directly harrassed by bots and trolls reposting clips from his death as users of TikTok, Facebook and Instagram continue to stumble across the graphic footage of Ronnie’s August 31 suicide.
Josh Steen who met Ronnie McNutt over 10 years ago in Mississippi, attributed the clip’s virality to a failure on “every level” by Facebook to uphold its outlined policies.
Friend challenges #Facebook over Ronnie McNutt suicide video. 3 weeks ago, Josh Steen watched close friend Ronnie McNutt kill himself live on FB. Now fighting for answers from them & other #socialmedia platforms where clips of suicide are widely available.https://t.co/SFlifP97is
— OriginalBadYogaKittyⓋ #BlackLivesMatter (@minamaya13) September 21, 2020
According Josh Steen, the video lasted over 8 hours on Facebook and other social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram.
Ronnie McNutt was loved by friends and family which makes It a hard time for them at the moment, as they mourn the death of their loved one.