You Tube “challenges” have always been central to the social platform's internal culture: whether it's vloggers slapping 100 layers of make-up on their face, or forcing themselves to eat a series of repellent food items.
It's difficult to spend any significant amount of time on the site without stumbling into a challenge in some form or another, yet filmmaker David Farrier has uncovered something far more sinister at work in You Tube’s shadowy recesses – turning the “challenge” trend into a tool for exploitation.
Farrier is New Zealand’s leading entertainment reporter, although he has gained significant acclaim over the course of this year thanks to his sensational documentary When a friend linked him to a video of “competitive endurance tickling” – young men strapped down and tickled into oblivion by other young men – it all seemed destined to be another passing quirk.
That is until Farrier’s investigations soon uncovered the real motivations behind the source of these videos, the mysterious Jane O’Brien Media.
The fetish normally focuses only on adults; it's a self-regulating community that usually ensures only those above the age of consent are involved in any form of content, which is why Farrier was alerted to the videos by a member of the microphilia community who was very concerned about the proliferation of the Ally and Maddie videos on You Tube.
The issue here is that these videos don't appear to legally come under the category of grooming and show no obvious breach of the law; yet, these specific challenges seem to form only part of what's a wider trend of minors being unwittingly exploited for fetish content, with other similar challenges named “The Bug Challenge” and “The Lego Challenge”.
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