Facebook Clarifies Rules on Violence, Nudity

Facebook released new community standards on Sunday aimed at giving users a better idea of what kind of content the social network will remove. The company wrote that it understood that when people share graphic images or videos, sometimes "they are condemning it or raising awareness about it." The company has faced criticism in the past for banning graphic political messages, like videos of Tibetan monks setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese policies. Facebook now says it will "remove graphic images when they are shared for sadistic pleasure or to celebrate or glorify violence." Facebook also addressed controversy over nudity on the site.