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Iconic Vietnam War photo trips up Facebook

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>> Facebook doing an about face Friday, saying it's now okay to publish an iconic Vietnam War era photograph showing a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack from pages. That after major backlash, including from the Prime Minister of Norway, who accused the social media giant of editing history by scrubbing several pages with the photo, including hers.
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And she says she wants children to grow up where history was taught as it was. Reuters reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb.>> Facebook's had this problem for a long time, and they're a massive platform now with 1.7 billion people, and they get millions of pieces of reported content a week.
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So there has been criticism that they inconsistently apply their community standards, or that they're too strict with them sometimes or too literal with them, and this case really highlights that.>> The flub of sorts causing Facebook embarrassment in Norway. The Editor in Chief of the country's Aftenposten news outlet accused CEO Mark Zuckerberg of abusing his power in a front page editorial.
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The controversy sparked after a Norwegian writer's Facebook post on war that included the photo was deleted, and the writer reportedly temporarily suspended from Facebook for sharing a photo that included, quote, child nudity. The Prime Minister and other officials in her cabinet also posted it on their Facebook pages in protest, only to have them erased by Facebook.
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The 1972 shot won AP photographer, Nick Ut a Pulitzer Prize, his Facebook page flooded with comments criticizing the social media giant. As for the Norwegian Prime Minister, she's now reposted that and other iconic pictures with black squares over the key people, telling Reuters that Facebook must be able to tell the difference between child pornography and history