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People are furious at Facebook over auto-playing ISIS videos

People are furious at Facebook over auto-playing ISIS videos
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Facebook makes so many changes on such a regular and random basis that it's hard to keep up with.

Back in September, the social network made a huge change to news feeds, one of them being an auto-play feature for videos.

Not only can this feature drain your battery and use up all your data, but it also isn't fun when a gruesome video begins to play without prompting. If you're like me, you REALLY don't want to see disgusting, evil, barbaric videos - especially from the terrorist group known as ISIS. Thanks to Facebook's auto-play feature, more and more users are seeing ISIS videos when they don't want to - case in point: A video has been circulating of children being mass executed.

Here's the kicker: Facebook won't take these videos down because they don't violate its "Community Standards" and instead ask its users to post graphic content warnings when running videos of this nature.

Wow.

In the meantime, you can disable Facebook's auto-playing videos. Log in to Facebook and click the arrow on the far-right of the screen. Then click the "Settings" button.

You should see a variety of options. Click the "Videos" link in the left column. From there, click the drop-down next to "Auto-Play Videos" and set it to "Off."

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Source: Ars Technica
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