Facebook Lifts Ban, Allows Gory Videos





” Facebook has quietly resumed allowing decapitation videos to be posted on its website, lifting a temporary ban it had placed earlier this year on content featuring graphic violence. The world’s largest social-media site said Tuesday that it would work on new ways to keep users from stumbling across gruesome videos but added that people would be allowed to post violent clips as long at the user condemned rather than celebrated the acts depicted.

“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.”