Facebook Ban Lifted on Violent Videos

So, back in May Facebook decided to place a ban on videos featuring violence such as beheading but that has all changed as of recently. The Facebook team is now allowing these videos to be viewed across their platform as long as they were presented as news or held up as atrocities to be condemned. UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted condemning Facebook’s decision. Here’s what he had to say…

David Cameron tweet to Facebook

Since the company has been getting tons of backlash due to their new policy changes, they have vowed to roll out a new feature providing a warning for such videos. “If they were being celebrated, or the actions in them encouraged, our approach would be different,” the company said in a statement. “However, since some people object to graphic video of this nature, we are working to give people additional control over the content they see. This may include warning them in advance that the image they are about to see contains graphic content.”

All in all, these policies are solely up to the discretion of Facebook. We’ll have to wait and see what happens from all of this uproar. What is your opinion?

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