Friday, 12 September 2014

Should Facebook Block Photos And Videos Of Beheadings?

Recent photos showing severed heads taken in a part of Syria controlled by the jihadist group Islamic State, have resulted a large number of complaints from people who feel the images are gruesome and should be removed or blocked. 
Facebook currently bans the use of graphic content for sadistic pleasure, however distressing images that are used to highlight an important issue or condemn violence are permitted. Safety advisors are calling for new measures to be put in place to prevent people from stumbling across disturbing content but what do you think?
One Facebook safety advisor is calling for new safeguards to be put in place, preventing people from stumbling across gruesome content but what do you think? Should people be allowed to see them or should they be blocked by social networks like Facebook?

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