Social media will always render different kinds of stuff that most would not normally come across. But the latest one, a video of a girl being beheaded, is probably the latest sickening ordeal that anyone would even think of spread on the Internet.

As a result, Chinese video-sharing social networking service TikTok has now come under fire for it. However, it should be noted that the video was not made on the platform but through another one.

The origins of the video, which was inserted in one video that showed a young girl initially dancing in front of the camera, have yet to be officially traced. The controversial video reportedly originated from a user with the handle “Mayenggo 3.” That account now appears to be locked, The Independent reported.

“The original video was quickly removed, and our systems are proactively detecting and blocking attempted re-uploads of the clip to catch malicious behavior before the content can receive views. We apologize to those in our community, including our moderators, who may have come upon this content,” a spokesperson stated.

As a result of it, TikTok is now updating its algorithm to detect potential similar content in the future before it gets seen by others in the community. As of this writing, it has yet to be established if the graphic is authentic.

This video calls to mind a similar case in 2020 when a man took his own life and spread it across the platform. There were attempts to take it down but TikTok needed time to do so.

TikTok does have community guidelines that prohibit users from uploading content that is shocking, graphic, sadistic, or gruesome or that promotes, normalizes, or glorifies extreme violence or suffering. It remains to be seen if the updated learning algorithm will finally address such videos before they get any viewers.

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