TikTok is the first to ban the dangerous #milkcratechallenge.
TikTok is banning one the newest viral crazes after multiple reports of injuries. The ‘Milk Crate Challenge’ involves users stacking crates in a pyramid and then attempting to climb up them like stairs.
TikTok has now deleted search results for the challenge. A company spokesperson said TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts, adding they encourage everyone to exercise caution in their behavior whether online or off.
According to Techcrunch, “TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts, and we remove videos and redirect searches to our Community Guidelines to discourage such content. We encourage everyone to exercise caution in their behavior whether online or off.”
A search for the trend’s hashtag on the app will now bring up a “no results found” notice. The search results page notifies users that the “Milk Crate Challenge” may be associated with behavior or content that violates their guidelines.
In most videos of the dangerous trend, social media users are seen tumbling to the ground as they try to climb up and down of the makeshift pyramid.
Reportedly, the ban comes after several healthcare workers took to social media to voice their concerns.
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