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Mother sues TikTok after 10-year-old daughter dies attempting dangerous “blackout challenge”

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A woman is suing TikTok after her daughter died while attempting a viral challenge she saw on the app called the “blackout challenge.”

According to the Pennsylvania mother, Tawainna Anderson, her 10-year-old daughter choked to death after taking part in the risky social media challenge, and she has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance.

In the lawsuit, Tawainna Anderson said her daughter, Nylah Anderson, participated in a ‘blackout challenge’ after it appeared on her ‘For You’ page in December.

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The ‘blackout challenge’ urges users to try to hold their breath until they pass out, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Thursday.

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In December 2021, Anderson rushed her daughter to the hospital after finding she passed out.

The 10-year-old spent nearly a week in a pediatric intensive care unit before she died from her injuries, the lawsuit said.

Tawainna Anderson accused TikTok of having a ‘defective design,’ and that the company’s algorithms are exposing young children to dangerous ideas.

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“The viral and deadly TikTok Blackout Challenge was thrust in front of Nylah on her TikTok For You Page … as a result of TikTok’s algorithm, The TikTok Defendants’ algorithm determined that the deadly Blackout Challenge was well-tailored and likely to be of interest to 10-year-old Nylah Anderson, and she died as a result”, the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit describes Nylah as an ‘active, happy, healthy and incredibly intelligent child’ who spoke three languages by the time she turned 10.

At the time of her death, her mother told ABC13, “She was a butterfly, she was everything, she was a happy child.”

TikTok reacting to the mum’s lawsuit said in its statement said that the ‘disturbing challenge’ long predates their platform, and had never been a ‘TikTok trend.’

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“We remain vigilant in our commitment to user safety and would immediately remove related content if found,’ the company said in the statement. ‘Our deepest sympathies go out to the family for their tragic loss”. The statement read.

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Zoo Attendant trying to impress tourists by placing his finger in a Lion’s mouth pays the ultimate price by leaving without the finger (VIDEO)

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A Zoo guide was left in premium pain after he lost his finger to a Lion.

The overzealous zoo attendant’s finger was bitten off by a lion at an attraction in St Elizabeth, one of Jamaica’s largest parishes.

According to reports, the incident occurred on Friday, May 20, at about 4:22 pm.

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Eyewitnesses who filmed the unfortunate incident revealed that the zoo was coming to an end when the zoo attendant in an apparent effort to impress visitors, attempted to pet or tease the lion.

The Zoo attendant then paid the ultimate price as his right ring finger was partially bitten off after he stuck his hand through the chain-linked lion’s cage.

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Below are some reactions that trailed the video –

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db_naturals_ wrote ;

But why are you standing that close to a lion? You think say na Bollywood?

mrlilgaga wrote;

Now the lion has tasted human blood,will want more and too dangerous. Needs to be sent into the deep Bush or we risk the lives of visitors and workers

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Now you have a story to tell your kids, people act foolishly. If you like lie and say you were helping Samson to fight lion.

vivian__chidimma wrote;

You never feed lion,you dey give am your hand 😂😂😂😂😂he’ll surely bite the fingers that fed him

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25-yr-old teacher arrested for defiling his 13-yr-old student

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Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a primary school teacher, Ayobami Oluwatobiloba Runsewe, for on suspicion that he defiled a 13-year-old girl in his class in Ago Iwoye area of state.

The 25-year-old suspect was arrested on Thursday, May 19, following a report lodged at the Ago Iwoye police division by the minor’s mother.

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The command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Saturday, May 21, said the suspect lured the victim to his house at Ayegbami area of Ago Iwoye after the school lesson at about 4:30 pm and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.

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According to Oyeyemi, “The blood-soaked pants of the victim was brought to the station as an evidence.

On interrogation, he initially denied having anything with the victim, but when the victim confronted him, he was unable to say anything further.”

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