News Mark Zuckerberg Accused Of Censorship by Norway's Largest Newspaper

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    “Dear Mark Zuckerberg,” read the headline on the cover of Aftenposten, Norway’s largest newspaper by circulation.

    It was an open letter from Espen Egil Hansen, the paper’s editor-in-chief and CEO, accusing the Facebook founder and CEO of abusing power and threatening the freedom of speech.

    It follows an uproar over Facebook’s decision to delete the iconic photo of a crying young girl running from napalm bombs during the Vietnam War, taken by Nick Ut. The photo was a part of a Norwegian author’s Facebook post about significant historical photos documenting the history of military conflicts.

    “I am upset, disappointed — well, in fact even afraid — of what you are about to do to a mainstay of our democratic society,” wrote Hansen, calling Zuckerberg “the world’s most powerful editor.”

    The “right and duty” of the media to bring important information to readers, even if it may be unpleasant, “should not be undermined by algorithms encoded in [Facebook’s] office in California,” the Norwegian journalist continued.

    He further said that, in allowing its algorithms to censor the photo “just because a tiny minority might possibly be offended by images of naked children,” Facebook is only trying to achieve its objective of making the world more open and connected “in a totally superficial sense.”

    Read the full letter here.

    Facebook later said it was difficult to know what in context the picture of the nude child was being posted. In a statement the company said: “While we recognize that this photo is iconic, it’s difficult to create a distinction between allowing a photograph of a nude child in one instance and not others. We try to find the right balance between enabling people to express themselves while maintaining a safe and respectful experience for our global community. Our solutions won’t always be perfect, but we will continue to try to improve our policies and the ways in which we apply them.”

    http://time.com/4484905/facebook-censorship-napalm-girl-newspaper-editor-norway/
     
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    When will Gary address this?
     
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    Who pisses off Norway? They literally had some dude go on a killing spree and didn't get this angry
     
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    It is pretty scary that our version of the 18th "salons" is social media. Unfortunately, a free and open discourse is the last thing their owners and operators want. Too much butt hurt nowadays. Back then however, if someone insulted you and your wife by calling you the 18th century version of a "cuck" to your face there were consequences and repercussions. In the words of Charlie Murphy..."there was gonna be a duel. Someone was gonna die.."
     
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    Zuck don't give a fuck
     
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    Mark Zuckerberg doesn't give a fuck about anything but himself. He knows he's got people locked into the platform, and they're not going anywhere. He can do whatever he wants, and he knows it.

    I'm not looking forward to Zuckerberg '36, that's for damn sure.
     
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    (((Mark Zuckerberg)))
     
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    They reversed the decision--

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/09/tec...-war-photo/index.html?iid=surge-story-summary

    "After hearing from our community, we looked again at how our Community Standards were applied in this case," a spokesperson for Facebook said in a statement. "Because of its status as an iconic image of historical importance, the value of permitting sharing outweighs the value of protecting the community by removal, so we have decided to reinstate the image on Facebook where we are aware it has been removed."

    The photograph, which depicts a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack during the Vietnam War, was said to have violated Facebook's ban on images of naked children.

    Facebook says the picture will be available to share "in the coming days." It also promised to work to "improve our polices to make sure they both promote free expression and keep our community safe."