Norway newspaper editor blasts Zuckerberg for censoring iconic Vietnam War photograph
Facebook’s journalism struggles continue.
Norway’s largest newspaper has published a front-page letter from its editor in chief that calls out Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook for its heavy-handed censorship over the removal of a famous photograph.
“Facebook has become a world-leading platform for spreading information, for debate and for social contact between persons. You have gained this position because you deserve it,” wrote Espen Egil Hansen. “But, dear Mark, you are the world’s most powerful editor.”
The strong rebuke comes at a time when Facebook’s journalistic credentials are nearing an all-time low, particularly as its real-time Trending Topics section continues to produce fake stories after the company fired its editorial curators. Read more…