TikTok - where malicious trends are hidden

 Earlier this year, the trend of lifting the shirt and shaking the hips in front of the screen

In mid-May, Tawainna Anderson, who lives in Pennsylvania (USA), sued TikTok after her 10-year-old daughter died while performing a challenge on social networks. She said Nylah took part in the "Suffocation Challenge", which required players to perform a number of suffocating actions to fall into a state of temporary fainting. When they regain consciousness, they will share the video to the platform. Nylah was discovered lying motionless in her bedroom on December 7, 2021 and was taken to hospital but died five days later.

The lawsuit describes how she discovered the challenge through videos of viral trends that were suggested on TikTok's For You page.

This is not the first time on Tiktok there has been a trend to encourage users to harm themselves. According to the New York Post, last August, the platform had to remove content containing the hashtag #milkcratechallenge. The challenge requires users to stack plastic milk cartons in a pyramid shape and try to balance as they climb to the top, then step down without falling. In fact, most of the participants fell and many were injured in the process.
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