SELFIE MADNESS: TOO MANY DYING TO GET THE PICTURE
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The rise of selfie photography in some of the world’s most beautiful and dangerous places has resulted (1) a string of gruesome deaths worldwide. The act of taking a picture of oneself with a mobile phone, placing the subject centre-stage, has exploded in popularity in recent years, with everyone (2) Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to President Barack Obama joining in. But the selfie has also inspired an epidemic of risk taking and offensive public behaviour, pushing the boundaries of safety and decency, whether by dangling from a skyscraper (3) by posing with explosives. Several governments have now begun treating the selfie (4) a serious threat to public safety, leading them to launch public education campaigns (5) to those against smoking and binge drinking. Dozens of selfie-related deaths and injuries in early 2015 led Russia’s Interior Ministry to launch a campaign warning mobile phone snappers about the danger of, (6) other things, posing for a selfie with a lion. “A cool selfie could cost you your life,” reads a poster from the campaign, (7) includes safety videos and information booklets. The European Union has proposed a law to criminalise social media posts containing pictures of landmarks (8) as the Eiffel Tower in Paris or Rome’s Trevi Fountain.