Facebook deletes Norway PM’s post criticizing the company’s censorship of iconic Vietnam photo
Facebook has been accused of censorship after it deleted posts from the page of a world leader. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Friday denounced Facebook for limiting freedom of speech. It deleted a post on her personal Facebook page that showed an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl running screaming from a napalm attack. Norway’s largest newspaper, Aftenposten, published Egeland’s story on the censorship, only to find that its own Facebook posts were also quickly deleted.The paper’s editor Espen Egil Hansen wrote a frontpage article slamming Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg for the deletion. Hansen said the social network should be able to understand the difference between child pornography and historic images.
Facebook deleted a post by Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg which criticized the social networking service for censoring the iconic ‘Napalm Girl’ photo from the Vietnam War.
Solberg posted the Pulitzer Prize-winning image taken by AP photographer Nick Ut in defiance of the social media giant’s decision to censor it.
— James Savage (@SavLocal) September 9, 2016