Videos of violent deaths, while marked as disturbing, do not always have to be deleted because they can help create awareness of issues such as mental illness.
Some photos of non-sexual physical abuse and bullying of children do not have to be deleted or “actioned” unless there is a sadistic or celebratory element.
Photos of animal abuse can be shared, with only extremely upsetting imagery to be marked as “disturbing”.
Videos of abortions are allowed, as long as there is no nudity.
Facebook will allow people to livestream attempts to self-harm because it “doesn’t want to censor or punish people in distress”.
How not allowing people attempting to commit suicide is "punishing people in distress" is beyond me, especially given the documented risk for copycat suicides. It seems the guidelines are as loose as possible to allow as much sensational material as possible, which of course attracts as many views, and as much revenue, as possible.
The guidelines also admit that Facebook use lowers people's empathy. This helps explain the increase in psychiatric disorders among people who use social media to excess, as well as the rise of mass mentally disturbed behaviour.
“They feel that the issue won’t come back to them and they feel indifferent towards the person they are making the threats about because of the lack of empathy created by communication via devices as opposed to face to face.
Lawyers are going to have a field day.
You know, the difference between this company and the Titanic is that the Titanic had paying customers.