Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Facebook's Face Palm moment

FACEBOOK's decision to lift its ban on beheading videos has provoked much debate around the world.

Firstly for me, why was it a temporary ban? It's hardly censorship to say we don't want you to see human beings getting their heads chopped off!

Secondly and most importantly, is this really what we want young people looking at? Jeez I am no prude but surely no teenager wants to see this or am I getting on a bit?

Finally, we live in a dangerous world where terrorists seek and crave the publicity social media can

It used to be videos on You Tube but social media is the next gruesome frontier for terrorists to make their point and get their messages across.

Showing videos of people being beheaded plays down a rather dangerous corridors that we may struggle to return from.

I wasn't going to blog on this, started work on revamping the blog you see, but a text chat with a
friend of mine convinced me to write something.

She mentioned it to me and pointed out she was banned from showing a picture of her breastfeeding her son because it was deemed nudity.

Now her son laughing at the camera in just a nappy, that was fine and dandy but one of the most natural things in the world is deemed 'offensive'.

As offensive as watching life end in one of the most brutal ways Facebook? Yes I watch Game of Thrones and see beheading once in every three episodes but those actors are playing parts.

The sort of videos Facebook is now letting through are real people losing their very real lives and to be honest the decision stinks.

Care to explain Facebook? Seems a weird decision for a company listed on the Stock Exchange, I wonder what the investors think?

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