Help keep social media a safe haven

Whether you believe in a higher power or not, everybody has free will. It was given to each of us upon birth, and we have the power to carry out our own desires. At the Greek Step show, I surprisingly learned something from the guest speaker Wynde Fitts. It was common sense, but it hit me in a whole new way.
She said, “Choices are free, but the consequences are not.” Her point ties into mine of how online censorship is there for the betterment of your social media. If someone is deliberately going against the networks policies, that person should be reprimanded by the network.
Facebook’s community standards detail what is acceptable to post and what is not. Violence, harassment, self-harm, bullying, hate speech, graphic content, nudity, pornography and privacy all fall under the guidelines to keep Facebook a safe and happy network. Facebook employees have the right to take down sensitive content if they feel it falls into one of the above categories. Mark Zuckerberg can make whatever choices he wants, but, again, he will have to deal with the consequences. The consequences for him would be the backlash Facebook receives as a whole when users become frustrated for being censored. Technically, it does go against the First Amendment, which is where the line gets quite thin.
Everyone has their own truth, their own normal and their own point of view. We should all respect others’ views, and if you sign up for Facebook or Twitter, you better be ready to see a motley crew of views.  
With this said, we also have to think about the people at Facebook and other social networking sites. These sites are created so people all around the globe can communicate with each other in the blink of an eye. They are there to serve a purpose and that purpose is not to share derogatory material.  
In Stubenville, Ohio two high school football players were charged with sexual assualting a young girl at a party. They posted graphic photos on Twitter documenting the incident. Twitter feed should not consist of nudity, or sexual or violent activity. In January, Islamist militant group Al Shabaab posted photos on their Twitter of a mutilated French solider. Their account was suspended. The Islamist group and the boys from Stubenville paid the consequences. The militant group just lost their Twitter page, but the basketball players will live with their free choice for the rest of their lives. I wonder if the basketball players think it was worth it. The rules are there for a reason, so follow them. If you’re prerogative is to break the rules, be prepared to face the consequences.