Anorak News | Facebook says Napalm Girl ‘protects the community’

Facebook says Napalm Girl ‘protects the community’

by | 10th, September 2016

Having banned Napalm Gil from Facebook – and sent us a warning that posting the image could lead to our Page being removed – the website has relented.

“Because of its status as an iconic image of historical importance, the value of permitting sharing outweighs the value of protecting the community by removal, so we have decided to reinstate the image on Facebook where we are aware it has been removed,” says Facebook in a statement. “It will take some time to adjust these systems but the photo should be available for sharing in the coming days. We are always looking to improve our policies to make sure they both promote free expression and keep our community safe.”

Oh dear. They want to keep the community safe from people in the, er, community.

Free expression means just that. Free. No buts…


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