December 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Facebook is no longer censoring an image of Santa Claus kneeling before the Baby Jesus that it had deemed “violent or graphic content” after a report on LifeSiteNews about the matter went viral yesterday.
Facebook had obscured the picture, explaining that the “photo was automatically covered so you can decide if you want to see it.”
Users then had to click on a button to uncover the photo. Facebook users are now able to freely share the image without any additional step required to view the image.
After LifeSiteNews wrote yesterday about Facebook’s condemnation of the picture, the story went viral. In less than 18 hours, the story was shared on Facebook over 42,000 times by LifeSiteNews readers and had been viewed about 60,000 times.
The story received a boost when it was picked up by U.S. conservative columnist Todd Starnes and published on his blog today.
Interestingly, the image was restored on the Feast Day of Saint Nicholas, aka, Santa Claus, who is revered for his kindness and generosity.
Facebook explains on its site what it means by “Violence and graphic content:”
“We also know that people have different sensitivities with regard
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