Media Ethics Professor Jane Kirtley on trends like the Benadryl challenge: ‘People seem to be hardwired to try to take on challenges…to make them feel more involved’

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The allergy drug Benadryl sits on a shelf in a pharmacy December 11, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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University of Minnesota Media Ethics Professor Jane Kirtley joins Ilyce Glink to talk about why people participate in dangerous challenges on social media platforms like TikTok. That’s after an Oklahoma teen died taking the Benadryl challenge in August.

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