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Facebook Backs Down From “Napalm Girl” Censorship and Reinstates Photo
Facebook recently blocked a news article that reprinted a Vietnam War photo of a naked girl running from a napalm attack. The photo was flagged by an algorithm designed to identify photos containing nudity. Facebook keeps changing how much it uses humans vs. algorithms to control news feeds; trouble ensues either way. The issue raises questions about whether Facebook acts — or should act — as a media company with editorial responsibility or as a neutral distributor.