09 September 2016 - Mark Zuckerberg accused of abusing power after Facebook deletes "Napalm Girl" photo
Kevin Lui (Time, 09/09/2016)
“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.
Julia Carrie Wong (The Guardian, 09/09/2016)
Espen Egil Hansen, the editor-in-chief and CEO of Aftenposten, accused Zuckerberg of thoughtlessly “abusing your power” over the social media site that has become a lynchpin of the distribution of news and information around the world, writing, “I am upset, disappointed – well, in fact even afraid – of what you are about to do to a mainstay of our democratic society.”
Vishakha Sonawane (International Business Time, 09/09/2016)
One of the most haunting photos of the Vietnam War, the "napalm girl" image, has been taken down from Facebook in Norway triggering uproar over the social media website’s policies on censoring. Norway's largest circulating newspaper Aftenposten published an open letter on its front page Thursday criticizing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for the decision.
The outrage sparked after Facebook deleted Norwegian writer Tom Egeland’s post featuring the Pulitzer prize-winning photograph by Nick Ut that showed children escaping from napalm attack during the Vietnam War. Among the children, a 9-year-old Kim Phúc is seen running naked from the attack. The picture went on to become one of the most iconic images of the war.
Use of language
Anna Lauren Hoffmann (The Guardian, 09/09/2016)
Over drinks at a conference in Gothenburg in 2010, our small group of privacy academics were discussing the idea that we had so little access into Zuckerberg’s life and ideas compared to the access he had into everyone else’s.
“Wouldn’t it be great,” we thought as we sipped cheap Scandinavian beers, “if we could reverse-Facebook Facebook? If we had a record of everything Zuckerberg has ever said?”
And so Michael Zimmer, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, spent the next three years working with research assistants to compile The Zuckerberg Files, an extensive analysis of everything Mark Zuckerberg has said publicly in his capacity as Facebook’s founder and CEO.
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