Dr Mumbo

The return of the Fairfax autoplay snuff movie

Two years ago this week, Fairfax Media’s autoplay videos hit something of a new low when they delivered to site users footage of a man falling to his death.

autoplay snuff fairaxSo how have they celebrated this anniversary? With a new autoplay snuff movie. This time of an Egyptian photoagrapher being shot dead by a soldier.

Clearly the publisher knows the images could be distressing – it carries a three second warning before starting to roll the video anyway.

Still, that content isn’t going to monetise itself.



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