YouTube recommending self-harm videos to children

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According to the British Telegraph, Youtube has been recommending videos with disturbing content to young users.

They report the site has been recommending dozens of videos with images of self-harm to kids as young as 13.

The British Telegraph says roughly a dozen videos with this content are available on YouTube even though the site bans videos that show self-harm and suicide.

There’s currently a move in the UK to ban social media platforms that fail to remove self-harm related content according to the British Health Secretary.

In America, a YouTube spokesperson told Fox News that people use the site to find advice and support adding that they work to ensure the platform is not used to quote: “encourage dangerous behavior,” and that they have quote: “strict policies that prohibit videos which promote self-harm.”

YouTube says they will remove flagged videos that violate that policy.

The National Suicide Prevention phone number pops up when the term “suicide” is searched for on YouTube.

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