Italy Temporarily Banned TikTok

Italy Temporarily Banned TikTok

Italy temporarily banned the social media app when a 10 years old girl died; while trying to participate in a challenge at TikTok. Although TikTok announced that they could not find any content to encourage the girl on the platform; he stated that they helped the authorities.

TikTok , one of the most popular social media applications of today; comes to the fore with video topics that have become trends in the application from time to time. Today, the application has faced a serious move due to its videos on “fainting challenge” that caused a child to die .

A 10 years old girl living in Italy wanted to participate in the fainting challenge at TikTok. But the girl tried to pass out by tying a belt around her neck to shoot this video. She was taken to the hospital. According to the news on Thursday a the boy died in the hospital due to brain death . Following this incident, Italy temporarily banned TikTok .

TikTok explained that they did not find any content on the platform that would encourage the girl:

According to The Guardian, Italy has launched an investigation into the issue and blocked access to TikTok for users whose “age cannot be proven with certainty” until February 15th . According to the report, TikTok stated that he did not find any content on the platform that could encourage the girl to participate in the challenge , but that the authorities helped investigate the case .

Speaking on behalf of TikTok, an official said, “The safety of the TikTok community is our absolute priority. Therefore, we do not allow any content that promotes, supports or glorifies behavior that may be dangerous. ” It’s not just TikTok; It also restarted discussions about social media and children in general .

The challenge videos featured on TikTok included users reducing oxygen to their brains to make them faint . The family of the girl who passed away stated in a statement that they knew nothing about this challenge, and that their daughter used TikTok only to look at the videos and dance.