Facebook is allowing videos showing people being decapitated to be posted and shared on its site once again. […]
The US firm confirmed it now believed its users should be free to watch and condemn such videos. It added it was, however, considering adding warnings. […]
However, the French digital rights group La Quadrature du Net said it was still concerned that Facebook was reserving the right to take down the videos if it took issue with the way they were presented.
« It shows how much Facebook is in power to decide whatever will or will not be expressed through its network, » said the organisation’s co-founder Jeremie Zimmermann.
« It plays a profoundly anti-democratic role when it makes any such choice, whatever the limits are and whatever the good reasons it uses to make the decision. Only a judicial authority should be able to restrict fundamental freedoms according to the rule of law. » […]