Facebook Is Allowing Graphic Content If Images Are Newsworthy


Be careful opening Facebook on your work computers because your news feed is about to get a little more graphic than usual.

In a recent post written by Facebook's official blog, the social media platform says it's becoming less strict about publishing graphic images.

The only catch is users will only be able to post NSFW images if they're considered "newsworthy" -- so get your minds out of the gutter.

The new rule was encouraged after a Pulitzer-prize winning photo of a naked Vietnamese child running through a field was banned by Facebook.

Apparently, Facebook claimed the photo could be considered "child porn." In reality, it was a valuable image used to report the news.

In my opinion, Facebook's new outlook on graphic content will be beneficial in knowing the uncensored version of what's actually happening in the world. We're all adults -- we can handle it.

Facebook's blog post regarding the matter said,

They continued, saying,

Look at you go, Facebook! Taking chances and whatnot! The post explains,

So no need to worry -- you won't be seeing your old high school acquaintance's dick pics while scrolling through your feed.

You just might see more graphic content than you're used to, but it'll be content that's important and valuable to see.

Bring it on, Facebook!

Citations: Metro