Tomahawk, WI 07/08/2014 (Basicsmedia) – Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) came into lime light for removing a number of pictures that created community and social chaos. Nineteen years old Texas Tech student identified to be Kendall Jones had rose to internet fame owing to the images being posted and then being forced to infamy. Several images were posted which depicted a blonde posing with carcass of wild animals.  The photographs from the blonde hunter went viral and took few tours of internet network.

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The social network giant released a statement which opposed the genre of the images being posted. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) said that these images were violating vital community standards and fails to come in accordance with the company’s policy. The company did not reveal specifically about the photographs and the number of them which were removed. To say about a few, the images wherein Jones posed with a lion, an elephant and the one hugging the carcass of a dead cheetah were in certain opposition the company’s standards and as a result they were removed from the social media.

Facebook opposes illegal poaching

The truth is that Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) does not specifically have a policy that is against hunting. But in its statement the company revealed that it will remove any pictures and contents reported by other fellow users which promote unlawful activities such as hunting, poaching, animal abuse, killing of endangered species and sale of animals for organized fights.

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Animal welfare groups were in distress for the company removed the content only after it was been reported. In the year 2012, more than 1, 500 Facebook users protested via online medium in an attempt to include hunting photographs and images as offensive directly under its terms of use. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) assured that photographs depicting legal hunting activities will not be removed as it concentrates mainly over illegal poaching of wildlife.

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