Facebook, after being the focus of public outcry against showing a graphic video depicting a beheading, has decided the clip should be blocked from viewers.
The social network decided to remove the postings late Tuesday after allowing the video to show up to make a statement about human rights violations, according to the San Jose Mercury News. In a previous story on Press:Here, Facebook said that it wanted users to view the gory videos to "condemn" them. It said it also planned to stop any sharing based on "sadistic pleasure."
The decision proved problematic for the tech company when users began condemning their decision to show the graphic clip.