YouTube Cracking Down On Viral Challenges That Could Result In Physical Harm | NBC Nightly News

they’re the cards worthy challenges deemed dangerous potentially deadly or just downright stupid tonight YouTube says it’s banning or restricting all viral pranks and challenges like biting into Tide Pods that could result in physical harm it comes after the explosion of videos like the bird box challenge where participants blindfold themselves and perform everyday tasks but in Utah a teenager was nearly killed while driving during the bird box challenge this is one thing we never thought we’d have to say don’t drive blindfolded YouTube says when a questionable video is flagged their editors can immediately pull the clip but the company promises this isn’t the end of viral videos so tonight no need to worry the I ate all your Halloween candy challenge is here to stay Miguel Almaguer NBC News NBC News fans thanks for checking out our YouTube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching

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