Facebook made headlines yesterday as they lifted their ban on graphic content that would allow graphic visuals, such as beheading videos, to be allowed to be published on the popular social network. It looks like Facebook has pulled the ole 180 as they have once again decided to ban graphic content to be published on their service in less than 24 hours.
Facebook initially lifted the ban for decapitation videos and similar graphic content as they believed the social network is used to share experiences of controversial events. Facebook now tells AllThingsD they will be strengthening the enforcement of Facebook’s policies, which they go into detail as to what that exactly means:
“First, 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, and will remove content that celebrates violence.
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.
Based on these enhanced standards, we have re-examined recent reports of graphic content and have concluded that this content improperly and irresponsibly glorifies violence. For this reason, we have removed it.”