An extremely distressing video of a cat in a blender has been making its rounds across social media platforms. Despite several websites having strict community guidelines towards sensitive content, the concerning video has continued to spread like wildfire. Internet users were horrified by the video and urged fellow netizens not to share it further on. Reacting to the viral clip, one netizen wrote online:
Due to the alarming nature of the video, it will not be linked in the article below. The cat clip appeared online today and was quick to go viral. Many could not believe that a person could torture a feline by placing it in such traumatic conditions. Netizens have been doing their best to find the person behind the heinous act and report them to authorities.
As the video continues to make its rounds online, netizens have been reacting to the same. Several internet users expressed sadness over the video. Many noted that they were traumatized to see the cat being tortured in the blender.
Several internet users continued to share the clip to raise awareness for animal cruelty. However, the circulation of the clip seems to be doing more harm than good.
Video of cat in a blender circulated widely across Twitter
The viral clip had mostly gone viral on Twitter at the time of writing this article. The social media platform often does not tolerate any gory or violent content generally. They define sensitive content as:
“Media that is excessively gory or share violent or adult content within live video or in profile or header images. Media depicting s*xual violence and/or assault is also not permitted.”
The only exemption the platform makes is if the content is from a documentary or educational.
The viral video does not seem to be educational in any manner and is evidently violating the community guidelines. One can report the video. Often times, Twitter is quick to remove such content from the platform.
To report such disturbing videos, one can select the three dots which can be seen on the top-right section of a tweet and click on the last option which reads- “Report Tweet.” Netizens must then select the reason for flagging the selected content from the given options. In this case, the video can be marked as- “It’s abusive and harmful” and “it displays a sensitive photo or video.”
Twitter users will also get the option to block the profile which posted the disturbing content. They can also mute the profile.