Facebook ‘will learn’ from censorship historical photo

Facebook ‘will learn’ from censorship historical photo

Photo: Nick Ut / The Associated Press

Facebook says it will learn from the error that made by the historical picture of a running naked Vietnamese girl to remove.

Last week there was controversy when the social network the photo deleted from the Facebook page of the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. The Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg placed the photo then also, and also in that case, was the photo removed.

On the historical photos from 1972, is a group of children fleeing a napalm attack on their village. Photographer Nick Ut won a Pullitzerprijs with the photo. Facebook removed the image because one of the children naked, which is something that, with some exceptions, not allowed on Facebook.


“These are difficult decisions and we do not always good,” writes ceo and Sheryl Sandberg, in a letter to the Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg. “Even with clear standards is the ni keep track of millions of messages very difficult.”

Facebook turned the decision to the photo to remove at the end of last week and already back. Solberg responded happy: “It shows that it helps when your voice used to bring about change,” said the prime minister compared to the Norwegian public service broadcaster.

Norway is a relatively large investor in Facebook. The Norwegian state fund has an interest of more than 0.5 percent in the internet company.

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