YouTube bans pranks and challenges


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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) — YouTube implemented new guidelines that ban videos that show dangerous pranks and challenges after safety concerns.

Challenges that put people’s lives in danger include the Bird Box, Tide Pod, and Cinnamon challenges.

The updated guidelines won’t allow users to upload videos that “can cause death and/or have caused death in some instances,” according to the YouTube guidelines.

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