Facebook lets beheading clips return to social network
MENLO PARK, Cal. — Once taboo on Facebook, videos showing people being decapitated can once again be posted and shared.
Following multiple complaints, Facebook banned these type of clips back in May 2013. At that time they claimed the videos could cause long-term psychological damage.
Facebook now says their users should be free to watch and condemn such videos. It did say it may consider adding warnings.
One suicide prevention charity condemned the move.
The social network behemoth does not allow photos and videos of women breast feeding or any type of nudity. They also condemn any form of pornagraphy.
Two of the firm’s official safety advisers have also criticised the decision.
Facebook allows anyone aged 13 and above to be a member.