Facebook has (again?) censored the infamous 1972 image of nine-year-old Kim Phuc fleeing an American napalm attack in Vietnam, this time after it was published in Norway's biggest newspaper, Aftenposten. Facebook defends itself and believe they do good by ensuring what they call a "safe and respectful experience" but the editor of the newspaper accuses Facebook of not making a difference between a famous war photography and child abuse pictures, and he writes (quoting the Independent): “Even though I am editor-in-chief of Norway’s largest newspaper, I have to realise that you are restricting my room for exercising my editorial responsibility. This is what you and your subordinates are doing in this case. “I think you are abusing your power, and I find it hard to believe that you have thought it through thoroughly." Mr Hansen said it is the responsibility of the press to report and share "unpleasant" images which reflect the horrors of war. Newspapers have a right to consider publication of every article which “should not be undermined by algorithms encoded in your office in California”.Read the full article here: I believe he is right. Freedom of the press is threatened when someone somewhere in the world believe they can dictate which photos are "safe" and "respectful". We have courts to answer such questions if needed. We all know that Facebook like Twitter and Youtube are private companies, but they play their role as in a public space : "Each month, more than one billion people (or about one-seventh of the world’s population) use Facebook and YouTube; both platforms cite 80 per cent of their traffic as coming from outside of the US. Twitter isn’t far behind, with around 650 million active users worldwide. Social media has, in many ways, taken on the role of the public sphere, as defined by German philosopher Jürgen Habermas as “society engaged in critical public debate,” and characterised by a feeling of inclusivity and freedom of expression and association." (quoted from The New Statesman)Just for reflection ! Unless someone wants to express an opinion.