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Facebook ‘Napalm Girl’ Row Escalates as Norway PM Posts Picture

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Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg joined escalating protests over censorship by Facebook Inc., posting the iconic Vietnam War picture of the “Napalm Girl” to her profile on the social media network.

Solberg’s post was the latest in a row over photographer Nick Ut’s Pulitzer-prize winning picture of a naked Vietnamese girl, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, running down a road after being injured in a napalm attack on her village in 1972.

The controversy started as Facebook removed the picture from thriller writer Tom Egeland’s profile because of its...