Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Communication and Informatics Ministry has conducted cyber patrolling to watch over dangerous challenges on TikTok, a China-based mobile app for making and sharing short videos, generally lasting 15 to 60 seconds long.

"We have been conducting cyber patrol using our AIS engine. For TikTok (content) in Indonesia, there is not one (case recorded). The contents of dangerous challenge are mostly reported in South America," the ministry's acting head of public relations bureau, Ferdinandus Setu, told ANTARA on Monday.

"We have also coordinated with TikTok yesterday to continue to monitor and supervise the hash tag or content of the dangerous challenge," he noted.

The dangerous challenge called 'skullbreaker' is now on TikTok that involves three people standing side by side and then jumping, after which the two people beside him kick the foot of the person in the middle to fall in a supine position until his head hits the floor.

The ministry has urged Indonesians to not undertake such dangerous challenge.

"(People) are playing TikTok just for fun, so there is no issue of blocking. Please do not endanger yourself, as there are lots of entertaining things to do on TikTok, such as dancing and singing," Setu noted.

A similar sentiment was also echoed by TikTok Indonesia that forbade users to follow the dangerous challenge.

"As stated clearly in our Community Guidelines, we do not allow, promote, or support dangerous challenges that can result in injury," Tiktok Indonesia's head of Users and Content Operations, Angga Anugrah Putra, noted in a written statement.

"User safety and security is a top priority at TikTok," Putra asserted.

Meanwhile, several foreign creators, one of them the owner of the TikTok @dormandel account, made a video to counter the dangerous challenge content while warning of the dangers of undertaking the challenge. Related news: BSSN forecast increase in cyberattacks in 2020

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