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Facebook lifts ban on beheading videos

LOS ANGELES — Facebook has stirred up a storm with a controversial decision to lift a ban on violent videos, including beheadings.

A temporary ban on graphic content was imposed in May following complaints about videos which depicted people being decapitated.

Teens Don’t Like FacebookFacebook removed the reported videos and said it was reviewing its policy on this type of graphic content.

Now the company has relaxed its stance. It will allow violent content such as beheadings to be published, provided the intent is to raise awareness rather than celebrate violence.

Facebook’s user conditions prohibit photos or videos that “glorify violence or attack an individual or group.”

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