Instagram, Facebook and TikTok are some of the most popular and useful social networks of the moment.
These types of platforms not only allow you to maintain social communication with your loved ones or followers, but they have also served as areas of opportunity to create new virtual communities, generate content and even to diversify new businesses.
The usefulness of this type of social network is practically undeniable, especially in an era that has led us to take refuge in the digital world, but what would happen when someone decides to take advantage of the potential of these applications to commit an act with intent?
Such is the case of a video that shows a man shooting himself with a shotgun that has been circulating on the platform according to statements from various users, which has raised concerns about the effectiveness of moderation systems. TikTok.
TikTok is working to remove the video
A spokesman for the Chinese social network confirmed to Forbes that suicide clips had appeared on the platform Sunday night after the video originally aired on a live broadcast of Facebook.
According to some reports, this video in question originated in Facebook last month, but it was removed using automation technology to remove copies and uploads since then.
For its part, TikTok made some statements about it:
We are aware that clips of a suicide that were streamed live on Facebook have recently circulated on other platforms, including TikTok. Our systems have automatically detected and flagged these clips for violating our Community Guidelines.
In turn, the social network claimed that it is removing content and banning accounts that repeatedly try to upload clips.
“We thank the members of our community who have reported content and warned others not to see, participate or share these videos on any platform out of respect for the person and their loved ones,” he specified TikTok.
Multiple users of TikTok They started posting warnings on Sunday and Monday explaining to their followers how the clip begins, in which a man with long hair and a beard talks on the phone, so they can swipe before they see something creepy.
As noted The Verge, some users claim to have found the clip hidden within other tiktoks without any relationship.
If you are one of the users who finds this clip circulating, report it to the corresponding platform.