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Facebook allows postings of 'napalm girl' photo after debate


FILE - This Pulitzer Prize-winning photo was taken June 8, 1972 of terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, running from a napalm attack near Trang Bang in Vietnam.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Facebook on Friday reversed its decision to remove postings of an iconic 1972 image of a naked, screaming girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam, after a Norwegian revolt against the tech giant.

Protests in Norway started last month after Facebook deleted the Pulitzer Prize-winning image by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut from a Norwegian author's page, saying it violated its rules on nudity.

The revolt escalated on Friday when Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg posted the image on her profile and Facebook deleted that too. The brouhaha is the latest instance in which Facebook's often opaque process for deciding what stays and what goes on its network has spurred controversy.


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