Poll: Should Facebook allow beheading videos?


Facebook has announced that videos of decapitation are to be allowed once more on newsfeeds in a move that has drawn criticism from parents.

The site banned users from posting gory videos in May, but a statement released today explained why they would once more be permitted:

"People share videos of these events on Facebook to condemn them. If they were being celebrated, or the actions in them encouraged, our approach would be different."

Critics said it was absurd for Facebook to allow these videos while the site still currently censors pictures of nipples, including breastfeeding mothers.

In response the Prime Minister tweeted:

Do you think beheading videos should be allowed, so long as the context is condemnatory, or is it inappropriate for the site to host such extreme content?