Facebook Censors Images of Dead Lions but Reluctantly Removes “Kill Kendall Jones” Page

kendall_jonesTexas teenager Kendall Jones sparked an online controversy when she posed with photos of lions, leopards and other exotic game that she killed. Facebook even removed a photo of her posing with a dead leopard because it violated their policy against content that “promote[s] poaching of endangered species, the sale of animals for organized fight or…extreme acts of animal abuse.” However, the girl’s father was irate this week when Facebook initially refused to take down a page called “Kill Kendall Jones,” targeted specifically at his daughter.

Cody Jones reached out to Facebook about removing the page, though they responded and told him that it did not violate their Community Standards. However, Facebook soon reversed its stance and took down the page.

“We reviewed the Page you reported for containing credible violence. Since it violated our Community Standards, we removed it,” Facebook wrote to one user who had reported it. “Thanks for your report. We will let Kill Kendall Jones know that their Page has been removed, but not who reported it.”

However, soon after the original page was taken down, another one called “Kill Kendall” was created. This page went out of its way to explain that it wasn’t actually advocating for the death of the girl, so it remains to be seen if Facebook will take action against it.