According to an article published by NBC News on October 23, Facebook officials have removed a “gory” video that showed a women being beheaded in Mexico, and are updating their violent image guidelines.
NBC News reports that a video of a woman being violently beheaded sparked outrage when Facebook policies allow it to spread across the site unchecked.
Facebook says gory photos and videos like the beheading video in question are allowed to be shared by its users as long as the user isn't celebrating the horrific acts. Reports indicate that Facebook officials say their decision to leave the beheading video on the site was flawed, and that Facebook plans to take a “more holistic look at the context surrounding a violent image or video” moving forward.
Zephoria.com reports that Facebook.com has 1.5 billion users worldwide, and 699 million people log onto Facebook each day. In addition, those 699 million people are responsible for uploading an average of 300 million photos to Facebook every day.
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