Facebook Removed Norwegian PM's 'Napalm Girl' Protest: Report

'They cannot continue to censor world history'.

09/09/2016 4:24 PM IST | Updated 09/09/2016 4:37 PM IST
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- 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.

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