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Submission + - Facebook lets beheading clips return to social network (bbc.co.uk)

theMassOfToe writes: Facebook has de facto become an arbiter of morality whether it likes or not.

After a few months, it has rescinded a temporary ban on beheading videos and such like. I consider myself a fairly liberal person, support the Electronic Frontier Foundation and all that, but I can't understand any justification for this. How is hosting videos of extremely violent crime (including murder) different from hosting video of (extremely violent) sex crime? Presumably the latter is illegal (certainly as far as minors are concerned), but the former is left up to whether Facebook can be bothered. We're not talking video game violence or anything — there is meant to be no suspension of disbelief here. Most people here are deeply anti-censorship, but surely this kind of stuff shouldn't be available on such a mainstream website?

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