Norway: PM joins 'napalm girl' protest against Facebook

    Norway: PM joins 'napalm girl' protest against Facebook

    Sept.9. Oslo: Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg joined a campaign by a Norwegian newspaper on Friday accusing Facebook of undue censorship byan iconic Vietnam War era photograph showing a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack.

    The social media giant erased the photograph, showing children running from a bombed village, from the Facebook pages of several Norwegian authors and media outlets, including top-selling newspaper Aftenposten.

    Captured in 1972 by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nick Ut of the Associated Press, the image of screaming children running from a napalm attack shows a naked nine-year-old girl, Kim Phúc,  at its center.

    The controversy started when Facebook deleted a post by Norwegian writer Tom Egeland that featured Nick Ut's Pulitzer winning photograph on Monday on the grounds of "nudity".

    Egeland’s post discussed seven photographs that changed the history of warfare. He was subsequently suspended from the social media site, according to reports.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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