Facebook loses its head over violent videos

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Modern Britain is often losing its head over ‘political correctness gone mad,’ but it seems Facebook has more important bonces to deal with.

Up until this week the social network was allowing videos of decapitations to be posted online, claiming its users had the right to depict the “world in which we live.”

However, it has now reversed its decision after the US Family Online Safety Institute complained to the site, claiming the violent videos “crossed a line.”

Strangely, Facebook ignored a compliant from a Belfast university student, who reported a video sounding like something straight out of Sons of Anarchy, with two members of a Mexican drug cartel being attacked with a chainsaw.

In response to his submission, the website replied: “We reviewed the video… but found it doesn’t violate Facebook’s Community Standard on graphic violence, which includes depicting harm to someone or something, threats to the public’s safety, or theft and vandalism.”

Whoever wrote that email may need their head examining…

Oh well, we are sure you can find plenty of videos elsewhere on the internet if decapitation is your thing. We still stick to live streams of kittens and keynotes here thanks. 

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