YouTube Revises Policy, Bans Dangerous Prank Videos
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) -- YouTube is trying to prevent otherwise bright people from doing dangerous things.
The video-sharing network owned by Google is cracking down on harmful or dangerous pranks.
Updated policies no longer allow challenges that present ``an apparent risk of death'' and ban content featuring children ``participating in dangerous challenges that pose an imminent risk of injury or bodily harm.''
YouTube also says it is drawing the line on content that ``intends to incite violence or encourage dangerous or illegal activities'' that have a risk of serious harm or death. They include bomb making or pranks that put people in physical danger.
A recent ``Bird Box challenge'' featured videos of people engaging in activities while blindfolded.
People also were sickened in a challenge that involved eating Tide detergent pods.
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