Facebook Finally Accepts Its Flaw, Removes Beheading Video

Bangalore: Facebook has backtracked on its policy and removed a gory video of a women being beheaded by a man in Mexico. The U.S. based company said it would use a broader set of criteria to determine when gory videos are permitted on the site, reports Reuters.

The move came after a public outcry over the news that Facebook has lifted a temporary ban on images of graphic violence which it placed in May, following complaints that the graphic footage could cause users long-term psychological harm.

The world’s largest social networking site previously backed its decision of allowing the violent images and videos stating, "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."

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