Graphic video showing an apparent suicide is circulating on TikTok

  • Video clips have been circulating on TikTok since Sunday night that appear to show a man dying by suicide, the Verge first reported.
  • Creators have posted to social media warning the TikTok community about the clip, and encouraging people to swipe away from the video if they encounter it.
  • In a statement to Business Insider, TikTok said the app’s systems are “detecting and flagging” clips of the video, and the team is banning users who “repeatedly” try to upload the video to the platform.
  • This isn’t the first time the company has dealt with a recorded suicide, as earlier this year TikTok employees waited hours to notify police after a Brazilian teen livestreamed his apparent death on the platform.
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TikTok is struggling to scrub its platform of video clips appearing to show a man dying by suicide.

Clips from the video in question

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