Several social media sites have issued a warning following the circulation of a ‘graphic’ video across their platforms.
The video, which was initially live-streamed on August 31st, shows a male individual taking his own life.
Parents have been asked to restrict Children’s use of social media, with a general warning to individuals not to view or share the graphic content.
The video has appeared on Facebook, Instagram and video sharing platform, Tik Tok where it has went viral.
In responce, Tik Tok have issued the following statement:
“On Sunday night, clips of a suicide that had been livestreamed on Facebook circulated on other platforms, including TikTok.
“Our systems have been automatically detecting and flagging these clips for violating our policies against content that displays, praises, glorifies, or promotes suicide.
“We are banning accounts that repeatedly try to upload clips, and we appreciate our community members who’ve reported content and warned others against watching, engaging, or sharing such videos on any platform out of respect for the person and their family.
“If anyone in our community is struggling with thoughts of suicide or concerned about someone who is, we encourage them to seek support, and we provide access to hotlines directly from our app and in our Safety Centre.”