TikTok challenge linked with 20 child deaths in 18 months

Challenge is named “Blackout” in which children choke themselves until they get unconscious

Victim recorded video for capturing the reaction of getting conscious with an adrenaline rush

The causalities from this challenge count 20 consisting of children younger than 14 years old

The challenge received widespread media attention after three young children died in Italy

Parents of two girl victims sued TitTok in the US after their daughters died due to the "Blackout challenge"

It is unclear who started this viral trend, that puts TikTok in the spotlight

TikTok has billions of users worldwide, with 70% of its users aged between 14-17

The app is also alleged to collect data and breach privacy policies

Blackout trends as the top-rated suicide challenge on Twitter