When it comes to content rules, Facebook is tone deaf Add to ...


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Technology editor Shane Dingman joins Hannah Sung to discuss Facebook's confusing content policy, which occasionally allows extremely violent videos, but reportedly removes breastfeeding photos. Recently the company flip-flopped on the posting of a gruesome beheading video. Originally it was allowed in the interest of free speech but shortly afterward, Facebook took it down, citing: ‘Based on these enhanced standards, we have re-examined recent reports of graphic content and have concluded that this content improperly and irresponsibly glorifies violence. For this reason, we have removed it’

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