SAN BRUNO (CBS SF / AP) — San Bruno-based video giant YouTube is trying to prevent otherwise bright people from doing dangerous things.
The video-sharing network owned by Google is cracking down on harmful or dangerous pranks.READ MORE: SF-Based Ancestry.Com Claims Rights To User-Provided Photos, Content Forever Under Latest Terms
Updated policies no longer allow challenges that present “an apparent risk of death” and ban content featuring children “participating in dangerous challenges that pose an imminent risk of injury or bodily harm.”
YouTube also says it is drawing the line on content that “intends to incite violence or encourage dangerous or illegal activities” that have a risk of serious harm or death. They include bomb making or pranks that put people in physical danger.READ MORE: UPDATE: River Fire Erupts in Nevada and Placer Counties; Evacuations Ordered in Colfax
A recent “Bird Box challenge” stemming from the hit movie distributed by Los Gatos-based Netflix featured videos of people engaging in activities while blindfolded.
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