SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc removed a video of a woman being beheaded from its website on Tuesday and said it would use a broader set of criteria to determine when gory videos are permitted on the site.
The move came a day after a public outcry over news reports that Facebook, the world’s No. 1 social network with 1.15 billion members, had lifted a temporary ban on images of graphic violence.
Facebook said on Monday that gory videos, such as a video of a masked man beheading a woman in Mexico, are permitted on its site so long as the content is posted in a manner intended for its users to “condemn” the acts rather than celebrate them.
But Facebook said on Tuesday that it had decided to “strengthen” its enforcement of the policy. More