October 23, 2013
Facebook pulled a beheading video late on Tuesday following worldwide outrage over its lifting of a ban on such gory images and footage.
The social networking site was adamant that it did not reverse or change any policies as a result of the controversy, but that criticism of the video prompted it to be scrutinised more closely in the context of existing terms of service.
But it said that, as part of an effort to “combat the glorification of violence” on the social network, it was “strengthening” enforcement of its policies.
“People turn to Facebook to share their experiences and to raise awareness about issues important to them,” it said in a statement.