YouTube epilepsy videos condemned

Epilepsy campaigners have criticised the posting of footage on the YouTube website of people having seizures.

The National Society for Epilepsy (NSE) said some videos – although not all – were voyeuristic, and the modern equivalent of the Victorian freak show.

The website features many clips of people having seizures, and others faking seizures – some have been watched by more than 70,000 people.

YouTube said it policed the site and removed inappropriate material.

The NSE is concerned that some footage on YouTube may have been posted without the consent of the person having a seizure.

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