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.
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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