David Cameron has joined condemnation of Facebook after it lifted a ban on videos of beheadings being posted on its site.
The U.K. Prime Minister said the social network should explain its decision to allow images showing decapitations to “worried parents.”
Facebook has changed its rules to allow the videos, arguing that users should be free to view them and then condemn the content.
A temporary ban was imposed in May as the site evaluated its policy after complaints about the video of a woman being beheaded by a Mexican drug cartel. But now the block has been removed on the grounds that Facebook is used to share information about world events such as acts of terrorism.
The company insists its approach would be different if the actions in the footage were “encouraged” or “celebrated.” Its new rules also specify that videos and photos which “glorify violence” will be removed.
“It’s irresponsible of Facebook to post beheading videos, especially without a warning,” Cameron wrote on Twitter. “They must explain their actions to worried parents.”
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