Dhimmi Facebook to delete beheading videos shared by members (but not me)

Dhimmi Facebook to delete beheading videos shared by members (but not me)


After receiving complaints of a beheading video that is circulating on Facebook, leading social network says it will not allow such content


A screenshot from a video showing a woman is being decapitated with a knife by a masked man. The video is believed to have originated in Mexico. (Image: Facebook)
Facebook on Wednesday said it will delete beheading videos being shared at the leading social network as it re-evaluates its policy regarding whether such content is acceptable.

The move came as a reversal for Facebook, which had been responding to complaints by refusing to intervene since the clips didn’t violate the social network’s policy because they were being shared to condemn decapitations.

Facebook had equated sharing of the video at the social network to news organizations that broadcast graphic scenes to bring attention to and rally sentiment against violent acts.

“We will remove instances of these videos…

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  • muse1876  On May 3, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I try to find the good in people, I find none in them.

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