Facebook Inc will learn from a mistake it made by deleting a historic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, the company’s chief operating officer said. The photograph was removed from several accounts on Friday, including that of Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, on the grounds it violated Facebook’s restrictions on nudity. It was reinstated after Solberg accused Facebook of censorship and of editing history. “These are difficult decisions and we don’t always get it right,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote in a letter to the prime minister, obtained by Reuters on Monday under Norway’s freedom of information rules. “Even with clear standards, screening millions of posts on a case-by-case basis every week is challenging,” Sandberg wrote. “Nonetheless, we intend to do better. We are committed to listening to our community and evolving. Thank you for helping us get this right,” she wrote. She said the letter was a sign of “how seriously we take this matter and how we are handling it”.
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