For the sake of your mental health, please consider staying off TikTok — at least for a little while.
Graphic footage of a man killing himself has been spreading on the video sharing platform since Sunday night, sometimes hidden within more innocuous videos to trick users into viewing it. Many creators are uploading TikToks to warn others about the disturbing clip, while TikTok says it’s working to stop it from circulating.
The video begins with a bearded man wearing glasses, seated and faced toward the camera. If you see this at any point in any video, swipe away immediately.
The video was originally livestreamed on Facebook last month, and has since been uploaded on other social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. Search terms related to TikTok, suicide, or anything to do with the incident may currently produce related content, including reposts, screenshots, and videos with the graphic footage edited in. Please do not look for further information as it may surface the video, and exercise caution online over the next few days. …
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