Tik Tok has explained why the platform banned the viral Crate Challenge videos .
NEWS MAIL NG reports that the video sharing platform said it prohibits contents that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts like the Crate Challenge. Tik Tok has removed all search results for the challenge’s corresponding hashtags.
Explaining the move, its Spokesman said “TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts, and we remove videos and redirect searches to our Community Guidelines to discourage such content,” a spokesperson for the video-sharing app explained. “We encourage everyone to exercise caution in their behavior whether online or off.”
‘While the challenge may have started as a joke, it has resulted in some less funny injuries, with it being reported by local news outlets that people are getting hurt due to attempting the challenge.”