Facebook Takes Down Cheerleader’s Hunting Pics

Facebook Takes Down Cheerleader’s Hunting Pics

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.

This story was originally published by Mashable

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.

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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