On Second Thought, Facebook Isn’t Okay With All the Beheading Videos

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses as he delivers a keynote address during the Facebook f8 conference on September 22, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the conference introducing a Timeline feature to the popular social network.
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Not long after Facebook decided it was going to allow people to continue posting a violent video of a woman's beheading, the network has changed its mind again, citing new standards. In a statement Tuesday, Facebook said it would "take a more holistic look at the context surrounding a violent image or video," and "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." Facebook decided this particular video "improperly and irresponsibly glorifies violence," so it removed the clip.