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The move came a day after a public outcry over news reports that Facebook, the world’s No. 1 social network with 1.15 billion members, had lifted a temporary ban on images of graphic violence.
Facebook said on Monday that gory videos, such as a video of a masked man beheading a woman in Mexico, are permitted on its site so long as the content is posted in a manner intended for its users to “condemn” the acts rather than celebrate them.
But Facebook said on Tuesday that it had decided to “strengthen” its enforcement of the policy.
“When we review content that is reported to us, we will take a more holistic look at the context surrounding a violent image or video,” Facebook said in a statement.
“Second, we will 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 said.
The change underscores a challenge for Facebook as it seeks to position itself as the go-to online destination where people share up-to-the-minute images and discuss breaking news events. …
Facebook is disgusting. Boycott. Delete your profile. Reclaim your life and your time. Your real friends will email or text you still.