Life-threatening ‘games’ lurking in the Dark Web

by Ezra Buckley on September 21, 2017

The ‘Blue Whale’ project exhibits a deeply sinister side effect of life in the digital age

The 50th and final dare of the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’, sadly, has been completed by approximately 200 players worldwide: suicide.

Beginning with relatively minor dares, such as watching gory horror movies to smoking marijuana and sneaking out of their parents’ house in the middle of the night, the game quickly turns more serious as dares begin to escalate. Those still ‘in the game’ after about a dozen tasks must carve a picture of a blue whale into their arms with a knife and film the act.

The 50th and final dare, however, is the most terrifying of all and, sadly, has been completed by approximately 200 players worldwide: suicide.

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