The ongoing debate about Facebook and its role as a news provider versus its status as a social media company continues. Many folks in the news industry say the company can’t have it both ways. There is a school of thought that says if Facebook wants to be a news provider, it needs to do what accountable and responsible news providers do.
The latest issue was about the iconic Vietnam era photo of a nude child running in terror from a napalm attack. Because of Facebook’s policy on nudity, it was removed. However, after a hue and cry about its removal, it was reinstated, which led The Guardian to explore whether Facebook needs an editor.