YouTube has toughened its stance on harmful pranks and challenges.
Whereas foolish antics are a prevalent a part of the video platform's tradition, a spate of troubling incidents from the Fowl Field problem, the fireplace problem, and the Tide Pod problem has spurred YouTube into motion.
YouTube has unveiled up to date group pointers for creators, with a new section on harmful challenges and pranks, clarifying its place on the behaviour: That's, do not do it.
"YouTube is dwelling to many beloved viral challenges and pranks, however we want to ensure what’s humorous doesn’t cross the road into additionally being dangerous or harmful," the coverage reads.
In a detailed FAQ, the platform stated that it's explicitly banning the sorts of pranks that current a threat of great hazard or dying.
Additionally banned are pranks which make victims imagine they're in critical hazard — i.e. a house invasion prank or a drive-by capturing prank — or ones that trigger kids to expertise emotional misery.
Typically with these YouTube pranks and challenges, it is unclear if what is going on is real or made up for views, however the up to date coverage seems to make no distinction on between both.
YouTube stated it's going to give creators a two-month grace interval, as it really works to take away these pranks and challenges from the platform. In that interval, creators who've posted that sort of content material will not be given a strike.
On Friday, police in Layton, Utah blamed the Bird Box challenge for a automobile crash. Police stated the driving force, a 17-year-old woman, coated her eyes with a beanie whereas she drove a pickup truck.
It is just like a scene from the movie, as well as a Jake Paul stunt which has since been pulled from YouTube.
Bird Box Challenge while driving...predictable result. This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway. Luckily no injuries. pic.twitter.com/4DvYzrmDA2— Layton Police (@laytonpolice) 11 Ocak 2019