MOSCOW, March 3 (RAPSI) — Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin has issued an order to organize investigation into the dissemination of information on the TikTok social network that encourages children to commit suicide, the press service of the Committee informs.

The pre-investigation check of such facts is to be carried out by the Main Investigations Directorate, which, accordingly is to undertake comprehensive measures aimed at prompt suppression of illegal actions and identify offenders, the Ministry said in a statement.

According to the Committee, in the last days of February, videos and information began to spread on social networks, encouraging children to commit a number of actions that were unsafe for their lives.