Facebook give the thumbs up for beheading
Images and videos of decapitation, which were previously banned on Facebook for being, you know… a bit messy and a tad violent, have now been given the OK. Well, it’s not OK if you’re all like ‘beheadings! LOL!!!111 <3’. But if you post them in order to condemn them, then that’s fine, apparently.
The temporary ban, which was put into force earlier this year in a bid to curb violent and graphic content on the social network, has been quietly lifted. A statement from Facebook explained:
‘Facebook has long been a place where people turn to share their experiences, particularly when they're connected to controversial events on the ground, such as human rights abuses, acts of terrorism and other violent events. People share videos of these events on Facebook to condemn them. If they were being celebrated, or the actions in them encouraged, our approach would be different.’
So don’t go starting a Facebook page of amusing clips called ‘You’ve Been Beheaded’. And don’t click the ‘like’ button on any beheading videos, just in case.
Who is posting all the beheading videos anyway? My timeline is just full of dogs and babies and boring status updates about Sober f****** October.