Beheading Videos Now Allowed on Facebook

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"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," the company said in a statement confirming its policy changes. "People are sharing this video on Facebook to condemn it. If the video were being celebrated, or the actions in it encouraged, our approach would be different." But breast-feeding mothers beware: "Photos that show a fully exposed breast where the child is not actively engaged in nursing do violate the Facebook Terms."