TikTok Suicide Update: TikTok ban account that repost, Parents and Guardians keep them children away from the Chinese app

TikTok Suicide Update: TikTok ban account that repost, Parents and Guardians keep them children away from the Chinese app

SCOTS have been warning other parents to keep their kids off TikTok after a disturbing video of a man shooting himself did the rounds.

Distressing footage of Ronnie McNutt’s suicide has gone viral on social media after the 33-year-old killed himself at home.

Mr McNutt, a former Army veteran who served in Iraq, died in Mississippi on August 31.

The gruesome video originally appeared on the site on Sunday and despite being deleted it’s understood people keep putting it back up – with social media sites still scrambling to remove clips of the incident.

Louise Moffat said: “Warning to all the mummys with kids on tik tok. And adults.

“I just went on and on my ‘for you’ page I started watching a guy just sitting at a computer desk.

“Within seconds of the video he had committed suicide on the live video which seems to now be getting shared so much and every second video is that.

“Really wouldnt want anyone else watching this.”

Karen Campbell added: “If your child or yourself use tiktok to watch videos please take their device away from them for 72 hours. Come off tiktok yourself too.

“There is a video going around you literally only need to open tiktok to see it, of a man live streaming his suicide. Someone has took the video is now sharing this over Tiktok with the link attached so you can physically watch it, you do not need to verify your age before you watch it.

“He takes a gun and shots himself in the face. Please for the safety of your child take their devices away.

“Tiktok are apparently aware of the situation. The man has long hair and beard with glasses if you see the image come off!”

A TikTok spokesperson said: “On Sunday night, clips of a suicide that had been livestreamed on Facebook circulated on other platforms, including TikTok.

“Our systems have been automatically detecting and flagging these clips for violating our policies against content that displays, praises, glorifies, or promotes suicide.

“We are banning accounts that repeatedly try to upload clips, and we appreciate our community members who’ve reported content and warned others against watching, engaging, or sharing such videos on any platform out of respect for the person and their family.

“If anyone in our community is struggling with thoughts of suicide or concerned about someone who is, we encourage them to seek support, and we provide access to hotlines directly from our app and in our Safety Centre.”

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