Facebook is putting warning labels on graphic videos that its members upload and share, the leading social network said on Tuesday.

The social networking giant intends prevent potentially shocking or upsetting video clips from popping into News Feeds of members whose profiles say they are younger than 18 years old.

Facebook allows children as young as 13 to join in.

“When people share things on Facebook, we expect they will share the things responsibly, including who will see that content,” a Facebook spokesman said.

“In instances when people report graphic content to us that should include warnings, or is not appropriate for people under the age of 18, we may add a warning for adults and prevent young people from viewing the content.”

Facebook has begun adding warnings and age filters to its content from November after the introduction of a feature that causes videos in News Feeds to automatically start playing. Users must now click on warning labels for those videos to play.

The measure was called for by members and advocacy groups, and was endorsed by Facebook’s safety board, though labels do not get put on YouTube videos shared at the social network.

Source : Naked Security