TikTok battling to stop the spread of graphic video

TikTok is currently trying hard to remove the video


The video originated on a Facebook live where Mr McNutt took his own life, Facebook removed the original video last month and have automation technology in place to remove copies and uploads. However, the video is currently circling the video-sharing app TikTok and while they are actively trying to remove any trace of the video it is being re-uploaded consistently.

It is believed that the video was originally uploaded to TikTok on Sunday and has since been seen with a variety of starting images in a bid to hide it. The original video starts with a bearded man in a white shirt sitting behind a desk. If you do happen to come across this video please either scroll away or pause the video to report it to TikTok. We would recommend supervising your children if they are using the app or avoiding the app for a few days while TikTok rectifies the issue.

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