TikTok says the clip was originally streamed on Facebook and has appeared on other apps.
A TikTok representative confirmed that “clips of a suicide” started circulating on Sunday night, and said, “Our systems have been automatically detecting and flagging these clips for violating our policies”.
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Youth Worker Caught Sending Facebook Messages to Young Girls
An Education Workforce Council (EWC) panel was told Gary Thomas, a former registered youth support worker for Neath Port Talbot Council, at one point had sent eight messages without receiving a reply.
The messages sent included asking a girl “if she was in bed yet” and then following it up with asking if she “got her beauty sleep” in the morning.
Mr Thomas led a youth club for 11 to 18-year-olds and his legal adviser said he was regarded as “friendly and supportive” and “went out of his way to help other people”.
However, concerns were raised about his conduct when a youngster told one of Mr Thomas’ colleagues they had received an “over-familiar” message from him.
Allegations were found proven by an EWC panel that on or around May and/or June 2018 he initiated social media contact with Child A and Young Person B via the service and sent them both messages, which he had admitted.