The no-win situation that Facebook often finds itself in when it comes to censorship of content on the social network reared its ugly head again this week with the controversy over whether videos depicting beheading should be allowed or deleted.

BBC News reported Monday that Facebook reversed a decision it made in May to ban videos of decapitations and other types of extreme violence, with a spokeswoman for the social network telling BBC News:

Facebook has long been a place where people turn to share their experiences, particularly when they’re connected to controversial events on the ground, such as human-rights abuses, acts of terrorism, and other violent events.

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