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Facebook Backs Down on Censoring 'Napalm Girl' Photo

Quotes Hany Farid, the Albert Bradley 1915 Third Century Professor of Computer Science and chair of computer science, about the role the software PhotoDNA—which Farid developed—played in Facebook reversing a decision to delete posts containing a famous Vietnam War photo of a girl fleeing napalm bombs after the move drew rebuke from Norway's prime minister and the nation's largest newspaper. "This is an issue of judgment of what does and does not violate terms of service, not of the technology that is used to enforce those terms," says Farid.

Read the full story, published on 9/9/16, in the The Wall Street Journal.

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