Don't cha just hate it when this happens? As content curator for one of the world's largest social media platforms, you delete a picture you consider obscene. Then some Norwegian woman writes an angry post. So you delete her post, too.
I mean, who does she think she is? The Prime Minister of Norway? Oh wait.
In case you missed it: last week, Norwegian author Tom Egeland posted to his timeline the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo The Terror of War, which depicts children, including a naked girl, running from a napalm attack, as a status concerning photos that "changed the history of warfare" .
Egeland’s account was suspended. The editor-in-chief of Norway's largest newspaper, Aftenposten, then published an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg protesting Facebook’s actions, and including the photo.
Facebook removed it from the newspaper’s profile page which, he objected, restricted “room for exercising my editorial responsibility”.
Next up, the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, protested, only to be censored in siumilar summary fashion. Finally, following worldwide outrage at their decision, Facebook backed down.