YouTube bans dangerous pranks and challenges

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Youtube is banning videos showing dangerous pranks and challenges, as of Tuesday.

The decision was prompted by safety concerns, especially challenges that put people’s lives in danger.

One example of that was videos produced for the recent “bird box challenge,” in which users blind-folded themselves while performing tasks including driving.

The updated guidelines state: “Youtube won’t allow the uploading of videos that can cause death and/or have caused death in some instances.”

Another example that prompted Youtbe to make this decision is the “tide pod challenge,” in which a person eats laundry detergent packets on camera.

The “fire challenge,” also set off alarms, which involves setting one’s self on fire using a flammable liquid.

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