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I can’t speak for everyone, but I think many people might agree with me that too many people are posting downright inappropriate or unpleasing content online. Just today I was going through my Instagram feed to find – and scroll past as quickly as possible – a picture of a dissected cat from an acquaintance’s anatomy class. Please excuse me as I go hurl in the corner.

There’s nothing that makes my stomach turn faster than having to be exposed to an image like that, especially without warning. I understand that everyone on social media just wants to share what’s going in their lives, however, there IS a fine line between sharing and oversharing. If I wanted to see a cat’s inner organs, I would have taken that class myself…but I didn’t.

Facebook is dealing with their own displeasing content issues as of recently themselves. They’ve received major criticism for temporarily lifting a ban on graphic violence on its site. For example, Facebook said on Monday that videos, such as one where a man is beheading a woman in Mexico, are permitted as long as they are not celebrating the violence.

According to a report on, immediately following a huge backlash against Facebook’s comment, the No. 1 social network said on Tuesday that they are going to “strengthen” their policy. They also admitted that their original ruling on the beheading video was flawed.

For Facebook execs, at least, this can cause them to make serious judgement calls on whether certain violent images, such as terrorist attacks, can be posted online in the public’s interest or for someone’s twisted pleasure. However, as a user, we should keep in mind that not everything we see online is going to be pleasing to us, but something that comes along with being on social media with the rest of the world with their own tastes.