LONDON - JULY 10: In this photo illustration a girl browses the social networking site Facebook on July 10, 2007 in London, England. Facebook has been rapidly catching up on MySpace as the premier social networking website and as of July 2007 was the secondmost visited such site on the World Wide Web. Started by 22-year-old Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg, the website is responsible for 1% of all internet traffic and is the sixth most visited site in the USA. (Photo Illustration by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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.