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YouTube Bans Videos Of Dangerous Pranks, Stunts

YouTube updated community guidelines to prohibit uploads of videos involving dangerous stunts and pranks
YouTube updated community guidelines to prohibit uploads of videos involving dangerous stunts and pranks Photo Credit: Pixabay

Google-owned video hosting website YouTube is cracking down on users who upload videos involving dangerous stunts or pranks.

While not all stunts and pranks are dangerous, those that are will no longer be permitted for YouTube hosting, as per the site’s updated community guidelines.

Now, users who upload videos involving this type of content have two months before YouTube will issue a “strike” against the offending account. Of course, content that violated these new guidelines will be removed even before the grace period ends.

From eating tide pods to playing with fire or putting someone in any other type of physical danger, YouTube is upping its diligence to keep the website safe for viewers of all ages. Psychological damaging videos will be removed as well, including those involving children that may “cross the line.”

“We’ve worked directly with child psychologists to develop guidelines around the types of pranks that cross this line. Examples include the fake death of a parent or severe abandonment or shaming for mistakes,” explained Google in a blog post about the subject.

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