PALO ALTO, CA – Ah, good old fashioned executions! Too bad we don’t live in those wild times when angry crowds cheered hangings and decapitations; but don’t cry for me guillotine.
Facebook will now allow violent videos, including beheadings, as long as they’re posted to raise awareness rather than celebrate violence.
We want to believe this is how Facebook helps denounce the violation of human rights and the atrocities of war, but what’s next? Allowing pornography? Oh, no, wait — you still can’t show a boob, but you can show a head rolling.
Last week Facebook lifted sharing restrictions on teenagers; so what’s wrong with decapitations, right?
Other websites are already doing it, and competition obliges. Cutting edge creativity! That’s what makes the world go round.