Beheading is Back on Facebook

Facebook Beheading

Facebook has lifted its ban on graphic beheading videos.

The social network site had placed a temporary ban on beheading related posts back in May after Facebook users complained that the clips could cause long-term psychological damage. After a long summer of reflection, Facebook decided gruesome decapitation videos were acceptable because the content is being shared to “condemn it, which we think is productive,” a Facebook spokesperson explained.

“If the video were being celebrated, or the actions in it encouraged, our approach would be different,” they added.

So beheading is totally cool, but pictures of mothers breastfeeding? OUT OF THE QUESTION!

As a result of Facebook’s new policy, a video of a beheading in Mexico is allowed to stay on the site for all to enjoy/condemn. The 46-second video, in which a man beheads a woman and pushes the body into a ditch, has been shared more than 2,500 times and “liked” by more than 1,000 people since it was posted last Saturday.

Despite the number of likes it received, many Facebook users were outraged, demanding that the company take it down. Unfortunately under Facebook’s new policy only images that “glorify violence” as well as those depicting a woman’s “fully exposed breast” will still be banned.

Facebook users angry“Remove this video too many young innocent minds out there shouldn’t see this!!!” wrote one user in the comments section below the beheading video.

“This is absolutely horrible, distasteful and needs to be removed… there are too many young minds that can see this. I’m 23 and I’m very disturbed after seeing a couple of seconds of it,” another chimed in.”

Calm down, it’s nothing to lose your head over.

Note: bad puns are still allowed on Facebook (and on ReaganPlusCats obviously).

Via: BBC News

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