Censorship Of War Photo Raises Concerns About Facebook's Media Role
Many are furious with CEO Mark Zuckerberg after Facebook censored an iconic photograph from the Vietnam War.By Briana Altergott | September 9, 2016
Espen Egil Hansen is the editor-in-chief of Aftenposten, Norway's largest newspaper. And he's just one of many people upset with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg after the social media site censored an iconic Vietnam War photo. It showed a young girl named Kim Phuc running naked down a road after her village was hit by napalm.
"Mark, I believe you impair our ability to do our job," Hansen said in a video on Aftenposten's website.
It all started a few weeks ago when Norwegian author Tom Egeland got on Facebook and shared the photo along with several others that he said changed the history of warfare.