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White or Blue, the Whale gets its Vengeance: A Social Media Analysis of the Blue Whale Challenge

@article{Khattar2018WhiteOB,
  title={White or Blue, the Whale gets its Vengeance: A Social Media Analysis of the Blue Whale Challenge},
  author={Abhinav Khattar and Karan Dabas and Kshitij Gupta and Shaan Chopra and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2018},
  volume={abs/1801.05588}
}
The Blue Whale Challenge is a series of self-harm causing tasks that are propagated via online social media under the disguise of a "game." The list of tasks must be completed in a duration of 50 days and they cause both physical and mental harm to the player. The final task is to commit suicide. The game is supposed to be administered by people called "curators" who incite others to cause self-mutilation and commit suicide. The curators and potential players are known to contact each other on… 

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