Posted: October 23, 2013 in facebook

Facebook lifted a temporary ban on graphic violence in May, when concerned Facebook users objected circulating videos of a man beheading a kneeling woman in Mexico. Before conceding to complaints, the company defended its decision to allow the video to remain on the website, claiming that users condemned, rather than glorified, its content. Having lifted its ban, the company will now review posts on a case-by-case basis. Extremely violent content will be allowed provided that it does not glorify violence or attack an individual or group.” People use Facebook to share their experiences and to raise awareness about issues important to them. Sometimes, those issues involve graphic content that is of public interest or concern, such as human rights abuses, acts of terrorism, and other violence. When people share this type of graphic content, it is often to condemn it. If it is being shared for sadistic pleasure or to celebrate violence, Facebook removes it.
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