YouTube rolls out ban on dangerous challenges and pranks
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 YouTube has toughened its stance on dangerous pranks and challenges.
While silly antics are a prevalent part of the video platform's culture, a spate of troubling incidents from the Bird Box challenge, the fire challenge, and the Tide Pod challenge has spurred YouTube into action.
According to Geek.com, YouTube is cracking down on dangerous challenges and pranks. The video-sharing service on Tuesday reminded users that risky dares—like the Tide Pod, Bird Box, and fire challenges—are not acceptable content. The company wrote in an announcement “YouTube is home to many...
Business INsider reports YouTube has explicitly banned challenges and pranks that put people in serious danger, according to an FAQ post on Tuesday.
It cited the "Tide pod challenge" as an example of..
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