Facebook now allows graphic, violent posts as long as they are 'newsworthy' – Metro.co.uk

If you’ve ever had a hankering to post grisly videos or other horrible content to Video, we’ve got some great news for you.
Facebook is loosening its famously strict rules on graphic content – as long as the content is ‘newsworthy’.
The move – announced in a Facebook official blog – comes after Facebook’s policies on ‘banning’ images hit the headlines after the network censored a picture of a naked Vietnamese child running through a field.
The image – which Facebook said could be considered child porn – was actually a Pulitzer-prize winning war photo from Vietnam.
Facebook said, ‘In recent weeks, we have gotten continued feedback from our community and partners about our Community Standards and the kinds of images and stories permitted on Facebook.
‘In the weeks ahead, we’re going to begin allowing more items that people find newsworthy, significant, or important to the public interest — even if they might otherwise violate our standards. We will work with our community and partners to explore exactly how to do this, both through new tools and approaches to enforcement. Our intent is to allow more images and stories without posing safety risks or showing graphic images to minors and others who do not want to see them.’
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