Facebook bowed to pressure and reinstated ‘Napalm Girl’ Vietnam War photo on social media…

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Facebook had earlier removed the Pulitzer-prize winning shot because of its rules on nudity. Photo / AP
Facebook had earlier removed the Pulitzer-prize winning shot because of its rules on nudity. Photo / AP

Facebook bowed to public pressure Friday and reinstated the iconic “Napalm Girl” Vietnam War picture on the world’s largest social-media service.

Facebook had earlier removed the Pulitzer-prize winning shot from Norwegian thriller writer Tom Egeland’s profile because of its rules on nudity. That sparked protests, including one from Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

“After hearing from our community, we looked again at how our Community Standards were applied in this case,” Facebook said Friday in a statement. “In this case, we recognise the history and global importance of this image in documenting a particular moment in time. Because of its status as an iconic image of historical importance, the value of permitting sharing outweighs the value of protecting the community…

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