Friday, May 25, 2012

Why Facebook Removed Photos of a Baby

Karen Swallow Prior:

When Time’s July 2010 cover featured a portrait of a disfigured 18-year-old Afghan woman whose nose and ears had been cut off by her Taliban husband, the magazine was awarded the World Press Photo organization's 2010 Photo of the Year.

When Heather Walker posted pictures of her newborn anencephalic son, Grayson, on Facebook, the web site took the photos down and temporarily disabled her account.
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We can't stand to face our mortality.

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