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Italy blocks TikTok accounts following girl's death

Monday 25 January 2021 | 08:45 CET | News
Italy's data protection authority, Garante Privacy, said it has blocked Chinese video-sharing app TikTok for users in Italy whose age it could not verify following the accidental death by asphyxiation of a 10-year-old girl who allegedly took part in a social media challenge. The girl's parents said she had been participating in a so-called 'blackout challenge' on TikTok while recording herself on her phone. Prosecutors in Palermo have seized the girl's phone and opened an investigation into possible incitement to suicide.

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Companies: TikTok
Countries: Italy
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