YouTube Bans Pranks and Dangerous Prank Videos or Challenge Videos from YouTube // In a change to the YouTube community guidelines Google owned videos platform YouTube will be banning all dangerous, harmful or suggested harmful prank videos from its platform.
Releasing a statement on 15 January YouTube have said – “YouTube is home to many beloved viral challenges and pranks,” a message added to the site’s FAQ section read.
“That said, we’ve always had policies to make sure what’s funny doesn’t cross the line into also being harmful or dangerous.
“Our Community Guidelines prohibit content that encourages dangerous activities that are likely to result in serious harm, and today clarifying what this means for dangerous challenges and pranks.”
From now on, the site said it would not allow videos that featured “pranks with a perceived danger of serious physical injury”.
This includes pranks where someone is tricked into thinking they are in severe danger, even if no real threat existed.
NEWS SOURCE ARTICLES
BBC NEWS ARTICLE – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46887666
THE GUARDIAN ARTICLE – https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/16/youtube-bans-dangerous-pranks-after-bird-box-challenge
SKY NEWS – https://news.sky.com/story/youtube-bans-dangerous-prank-videos-after-bird-box-challenges-11608649
DAILY BEAST – https://www.thedailybeast.com/youtube-bans-dangerous-or-distressing-pranks-following-bird-box-challenge-warning
TELEGRAPH – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/16/youtube-bans-dangerous-emotionally-distressing-pranks-following/