Disturbing fight video in Oklahoma City brings awareness to alarming trend

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- It's been seen by almost 50,000 people.

A fight on SE 44th near Bryant involves a woman pushing a baby stroller.

An innocent bystander tries to stop the brawl but ends up getting beaten herself.

It's since been taken down on Facebook by the person who posted it, but others like it remain.

There is video after video of people fighting posted on the same Facebook account, each getting thousands of views.

"There's a whole popular sub-culture on the internet of people staging fights and then recording it, and then putting it on the internet because, in their world, that's how you gain popularity,” Patrick Allmond, social media expert, said.

“That's how you gain views. That's how you gain likes."

There is even video of young children with boxing gloves fighting each other egged on by those around them.

"I've even reported videos like this to Facebook, and they'll even come back to me and say that that doesn't violate their terms of committing a crime," Allmond said.

These culprits are just a few of many posting videos.

World Star Hip Hop is an extremely popular site where people upload videos of brawling, many getting millions of views.

"When someone's recording a fight or something, they actually know they're going to put it on World Star, and they will be yelling ‘World Star' while they're egging their friends on to fight," Allmond said.

It’s a disturbing trend...and it may get the people involved in this video in trouble with police.

"What we saw, this person that did this. This isn't their first video. They've done this over and over and over and unfortunately it's probably made this gentleman popular with his friends," Allmond said.

Del City police have identified many of the people in this video.

The innocent bystander is working with police as this investigation continues.

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