“Blue Whale” suicide game spreads in China

Wang Xiaoyu China Plus Published: 2017-05-10 19:54:40
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A social media challenge called “Blue Whale”, guiding young people to kill themselves, has spread to China. Chinese social media giant Tencent has leaped into action by taking down chat groups it deems suspicious and blocked the search of related key words.

The "Blue Whale" suicide game refers to online social media groups which encourage participants to kill themselves.

It's said that a group administrator assigns daily tasks to members, which they have to complete over 50 days.

Speakers: Li Ningjing, Sam Duckett and Lu Sirui

The audio clip is from Studio Plus, produced by CRI.

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