Aide: Facebook removed PM's 'napalm girl' protest

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Posted: Sep 09, 2016 6:53 AM
Aide: Facebook removed PM's 'napalm girl' protest

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An aide to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg says Facebook removed her post with an iconic 1972 image of a naked girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam.

Sigbjorn Aanes says the post with the photo was removed Friday. Aanes told The AP that "Facebook cannot continue to censor world history."

The Pulitzer Prize-winning image by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut is at the center of a heated debate about freedom of speech in Norway after Facebook deleted it from a Norwegian author's page last month.

Many Norwegians have since posted the photo on Facebook in protest, and Solberg joined them on Friday.