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YouTube doesn't allow shocking videos after new Challenge
Internet YouTube is going to take steps against dangerous stunts and challenges on the website. Videos, for example, with the Bird Box Challenge or the Fire Challenge are soon to be prohibited.

In the Bird Box Challenge - named after the popular Netflix movie Bird Box - the participants are blindfolded to the streets. Netflix called earlier on to stop the challenge. For the Fire Challenge stitches YouTubers himself on fire.

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in Addition, YouTube the so-called ‘ pranks ’ in the visor. That are videos for example, where young children are fooled with a fake situation. That may be innocent, but the last time there are more and more extreme examples. So are the parents of a young child who is not aware that it sounds totally fake - murdered in a video, or a house robbery. And sometimes, children are simply left behind. the

By the shocking nature of the videos, they are hugely popular. To be relevant, to continue to invent the ‘prankers’ more and more extreme jokes, so the clicks to rijven.

(The text continues below the video “Netflix warns of Bird Box Challenge”)

Done, says YouTube now. “We won't allow that children are fooled with extreme trauma as a result.” The platform says that with several child psychologists to work to the rules. Channels where the videos appear, get two months time to remove the content. If that does not happen, then the owner of the channel a warning. Three warnings is over and the channel is closed.


It is not the first time that YouTube is hard up. At the beginning of last year was the Tide Pod Challenge popular. Tide Pods or wascapsules, were - because of their snoepjesachtige appearance - massively eaten as a challenge. Google and YouTube removed en masse videos and Procter & Gamble, the owner of the Tide Pods, sent multiple commercials out to warn people of the wascapsules not to eat.

Even a spokesman for Unilever, the bags in Europe, said: “Wasmiddeltabletten are intended to do. Nowhere else! We convert not for nothing on the packaging that the parents they are out of the reach of children should keep and that you should be careful with contact with skin and eyes. The only and emphatic advice we with regard to this challenge can give you is: don't do it! Not now, and never not.”

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