Facebook and YouTube have begun removing videos of idiots eating Tide Pods


YouTube and Facebook are trying to stop the spread of the Tide Pod Challenge, a freakish and unsafe phenomenon in which social media users eat laundry detergent packets on camera.

YouTube is also taking steps to stop the Tide Pod challenge from spreading by removing all videos showing people biting into the toxic pods.

"YouTube's Community Guidelines prohibit content that's meant to encourage risky activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm", said a Google spokesperson.

There's some more context here. The NRPC said the new disturbing Tide Pod Challenge has gained steam across the U.S. This has prompted YouTube, the Google-owned video streaming service to remove the videos from their site.

Laundry pods are supposed to be used for washing clothes.

The company enlisted the help of National Football League star Rob Gronkowski to discourage people from eating Tide Pods. But some of the challenges put teens in the hospital, and many otherwise smart young people can't resist the idea their video could go viral, even with obvious risks.

The company hired National Football League star Rob Gronkowski to film a clip that will call on teenagers to stop eating Tide Pods. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning to parents several years ago about the liquid laundry detergent packets.

According to statement issued on January 16, the American Association of Poison Control Centers has received more than 50,000 calls relating to liquid laundry packet exposures.

Public Opinion contacted other districts and high schools around the county to find out if they were aware of the Tide Pod Challenge being a problem among their students. "DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else".

"We also work with American Cleaning Institute, the industry association, to inform and provide assets to post-secondary education institutions to educate their students that laundry detergents should only be used to clean clothes". Like a lot of viral videos, it seems to have started as an internet joke.

Eating detergent packets can bring about an assortment of health complications, both minor and severe.

According to AAPCC data, in 2016 and 2017, poison control centers handled 39 and 53 cases of intentional exposures, respectively, among 13 to 19-year olds.