Facebook You can now post graphic photos on social network

Facebook relaxes its censorship rules to accommodate graphic and violent images as long as they are news worthy.

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Facebook is the giant of social media networks but young people are not drawn to it.

For many young people, Facebook feels too restrictive because they can't share certain photos that might be taken down by the social media network for being too graphic or violent. That's why Tumblr has had the edge on Facebook and Instagram. No restrictions.

Well, it seems Facebook is about to remove that restriction. According to a blog post by the social media network, graphic and violent photos will now be accepted Facebook as long as they are deemed 'newsworthy'.

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A breast feeding photo that Facebook took down.

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The post said "In recent weeks, we have gotten continued feedback from our community and partners about our Community Standards and the kinds of images and stories permitted on Facebook.

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"In the weeks ahead, we’re going to begin allowing more items that people find newsworthy, significant, or important to the public interest — even if they might otherwise violate our standards."

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A 'controversial' photo that Facebook tool down

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This shift in policy was influenced by the backlash Facebook received when it took down a photo of a naked Vietnamese child running through a field. The photo won a Pulitzer, but Facebook described it as child porn and took it down from its site.

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The controversial photo taken down by Facebook

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While you can't go ahead and post your topless photo or artistic nude flicks, Facebook is loosening the belt in its censorship rules. Don't just expect Facebook to be Tumblr any time soon.

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