Facebook is backing down in its decision to censor posts featuring Nick Ut’s 1972 photo “The Terror of War,” which shows then-nine-year-old Kim Phúc nude fleeing a napalm attack with other Vietnamese children. The decision, which a Facebook spokesperson confirmed, citing the photo’s “status as an iconic image of historical importance,” comes after Norway’s Prime Minister got caught up in the argument over the Pulitzer prize winning image. Facebook touched off the back and forth when it suspended Norwegian writer Tom Egeland, who included the photo in a post about photographs that “changed the history of warfare.” When Facebook suspended Egeland, the Norwegian daily Aftenposten reported on it, and used the same photo in its Facebook post. Aftenposten then received a notice from Facebook asking them to remove the photo from the post or pixelize Phúc. According to the paper, Facebook removed the post from Aftenposten’s page even before it could respond. On Thursday, Aftenposten’s editor, Espen Egil Hansen, addressed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a letter on the front page: “I think you are abusing your power, and I find it hard to believe that you have thought it through thoroughly,” Hansen wrote, adding that “editors cannot live with you, Mark, as a master editor.” Earlier today Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, posted… Read full this story
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