Friday, September 24

TikTok Deletes Videos With Viral Box Challenge | Digital Trends Spanish

The social network TikTok is taking action against the so-called viral milk carton challenge, that has proven as popular as it is dangerous for those who try.

The challenge is simple and it is simply a matter of building a ladder with plastic boxes (used to transport milk bottles, hence the name), in the shape of a pyramid. Then, you have to go up and down each side of the ladder and those who succeed can say that they have passed the test successfully. The challenge was popularized by a hashtag: #milkcratechallenge.

However, TikTok does not seem to have found this very funny, especially because of the danger that the test represents and that has been reflected in the hundreds and thousands of falls registered on the internet, which are very easy to find with a simple search. In response to a site inquiry Fast company, TikTok indicated that the platform “prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts.”

Because of this ban, the social network has removed videos showing people performing the aforementioned challenge. In addition, they are redirecting searches to the official TikTok user guide, as a way to “discourage said content.”

However, it always happens that these social media measures end up not being as useful as they should be. As of this writing, it is extremely easy to come across these types of videos and not just on TikTok – where the hashtag it already has tens of millions of views – but on other platforms such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

This is another example of how social networks are very good at amplifying content and at the same time stopping that amplification when it is necessary, as in the case of this challenge that, in all probability, has a handful of people lamenting a visit to the emergency room.

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