Facebook to introduce warnings on graphic content

14 January 2015

Facebook The Facebook have come up with a series of videos and image restriction devices to help protect the young and innocent. And, well, everyone else.

It's hoping that it will stop unwitting viewers from having to see some graphic content on their newsfeeds.

They won't allow the flagged videos to auto-play on the site either, in case of accidental sightings of cock or beheadings.

In fact, it was the increasing amount of extremist content and the continuing adventures of Jihadi John or whatever the tool's name is, that was being spread on the site.

A Facebook spokesperson told the BBC: “When people share things on Facebook, we expect that they will share it responsibly, including choosing who will see that content. We also ask that people warn their audience about what they are about to see if it includes graphic violence.

“In instances when people report graphic content to us that should include warnings or is not appropriate for people under the age of 18, we may add a warning for adults and prevent young people from viewing the content.”

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Facebook’s terms and conditions state that it will remove videos featuring: nudity or other sexually suggestive content, hate speech, credible threats or direct attacks on an individual or group, content that contains self-harm or excessive violence, fake or imposter profiles and spam.

Which will leave us with pretty much nothing but cat gifs and, um, actually just the cat gifs.

TOPICS:   Social Media

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