Facebook Takes Down Cheerleader’s Hunting Pics

Facebook Takes Down Cheerleader’s Hunting Pics

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The interwebs went into full meltdown mode when a US cheerleader posted a series of pictures of African animals she had slaughtered while on safari. The pictures have since been taken down and Mashable got to the bottom of why.

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Facebook came under fire from hunting advocates and gun-rights supporters when it removed a series of pictures from the account of Kendall Jones, a Texas cheerleader.

Jones’ pictures showed her posing with a variety of animals she had shot earlier this month on safari in Zimbabwe.

It was assumed that the pictures were removed in response to widespread outcry from animal-rights groups over Jones’ trophy snapshots. But that’s not the case, the social network told Mashable — the pictures simply violated Facebook’s terms of service.

Specifically, the pictures were deemed to break a rule about “graphic images shared for sadistic effect or to celebrate or glorify violence,” as outlined in this page on Facebook Community Standards.

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