curated: YouTube bans videos showing dangerous pranks and stunts

From The Hollywood Reporter:

The platform has banned prank or stunt videos that have the potential to cause physical harm or death…

In response to the Bird Box challenge, in which people wear blindfolds to engage in daily activities just like Sandra Bullock’s character in the Netflix thriller, YouTube has updated its policies to clearly state that challenges that have the potential to cause death or physical injury “have no place on YouTube.”

The platform said in a statement, “We heard feedback from creators that we could provide some clarity on certain community guidelines, so we published materials detailing our policies against pranks that cause others to seriously fear for their safety or that cause serious emotional distress to children and vulnerable individuals.”

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This is great! Cuz it means that YouTube must also ban racist and misogynist videos, because those also have the potential to cause death or physical injury and cause others to seriously fear for their safety. Right?

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