Tragedy: 10-year-old dies after "Blackout Challenge" - What is the dangerous fashion that scans teenagers
Global concern has been caused after the death of a 10-year-old girl from the new fashion at Tik Tok entitled Blackout Challenge.
Global concern has been raised after the death of a 10-year-old girl from the new fashion at Tik Tok entitled Blackout Challenge.
Legal proceedings against him TikTok started the family of a 10-year-old girl in the US, who died after trying to participate in the Blackout Challenge.
Η Nylah Anderson from Philadelphia, was found unconscious in her mother's closet on December 7, 2021. She then spent five days in the intensive care unit, where she ended up.
The girl's family accuses TikTok of promoting a defective product and negligence. As he claims, the dangerous challenge was promoted to the girl through the "for you" page on the platform.
"The algorithm decided that the deadly blackout challenge was appropriate and would probably interest 10 year old Nylah Anderson. As a result, he died " refers to the lawsuit.
What is the Blackout Challenge?
The "Blackout Challenge" is a dangerous "game". Users are asked to strangle themselves with a cable or shoelace until they lose consciousness for a few seconds. Then, when they regain consciousness, they are asked to videotape her moment of euphoria.
The challenge appeared in others social media applications. However, the analysis made on the 10-year-old's cell phone showed that TikTok was used at the time of the incident, the family's lawyer explained.
The mother of the 10-year-old said in an interview that since the death of her daughter, she discovered that Nylah was not the only victim and stressed: "It's time to end these dangerous challenges so that other families do not experience the sadness we experience every day.".
In a statement, however, the company claims that "this worrying challenge, which people seem to be learning from sources other than TikTok, existed long before our platform. "