Facebook Flips Again on Decapitation Videos

10.23.13 Andy Cush

Just days after changing its policies to re-allow the sharing of decapitation videos, Facebook has reneged, opting to take down a violent video it had previously allowed. The decision came with an updated, appropriately vague statement from the company about when violence is and isn’t okay to share. From AllThingsD:

As part of our effort to combat the glorification of violence on Facebook, we are strengthening the enforcement of our policies.

First, when we review content that is reported to us, we will take a more holistic look at the context surrounding a violent image or video, and will remove content that celebrates violence.

Second, we will consider whether the person posting the content is sharing it responsibly, such as accompanying the video or image with a warning and sharing it with an age-appropriate audience.

Based on these enhanced standards, we have re-examined recent reports of graphic content and have concluded that this content improperly and irresponsibly glorifies violence. For this reason, we have removed it.

Going forward, we ask that people who share graphic content for the purpose of condemning it do so in a responsible manner, carefully selecting their audience and warning them about the nature of the content so they can make an informed choice about it.

And yet, still no boobs.