Backbytes: YouTube bans "dangerous challenges and pranks" following car crashes inspired by Bird Box challenge

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Jake Paul and George Janko driving blindfold in a video now removed from YouTube
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Jake Paul and George Janko driving blindfold in a video now removed from YouTube

Crackdown comes after idiots copying popular Netflix show uploaded dangerous stunts to YouTube

Google-owned YouTube has banned creators on its platform from showing "dangerous challenges" and other pranks after a rash of incidents - including accidents caused by stunts such as driving blindfolded....

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