The social media giant defending the move said that gory photos and videos are permitted on the site as long as the content was posted in a manner intended for its users to 'condemn' the acts rather than celebrate them.
The company further said in a statement that people share experiences on the site, particularly when they're connected to controversial events and share its videos to condemn them, stuff.co.nz reports.
Facebook further said that if such events related to human right abuses, acts of terrorism and other violent events were being celebrated or the actions encouraged then the company's approach would have been different.
Recently, Facebook drew a lot of criticism when it allowed a video showing a masked man killing a woman in Mexico and the company was then compelled to place a temporary ban on content with graphic violence.
Facebook's current policy forbids users from 'sharing any graphic content for sadistic pleasure', the report added.
--ANI (Posted on 25-10-2013)