"Our goal is to save lives. The fact that it should not be allowed on Facebook is incomprehensible," Cancer Society communications director Lena Biörnstad.
The video called "Breast School" is already available on the organizations' website, but the idea was to spread the word and distribute the guide to more people. In the video, two pink circles symbolizing women's breasts are seen. In less than a day the video gathered some 100,000 views and over 4,000 likes. At present, the Swedish Cancer Society's "Rose Ribbon" and "Rose Wave" campaigns, both spearheaded by Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander, are in full swing.
"This is important medical information. One of our most important missions is to provide information on how to detect cancer as early as possible," Lena Biörnstad said.
"They need not be so childishly formal in their assessments," Biörnstad told the Swedish tabloid newspaper Expressen.
Previously, Facebook came under fire for censoring an iconic war photo of Vietnamese girl Kim Phuc running naked from a napalm attack during the Vietnam War. The Pulitzer prize-winning photograph by Nick Ut was removed from Norwegian author Tom Egeland's and subsequently even Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg's Facebook pages for "public nudity."
This photo by Nick Ut was just censored by Facebook. This is among the reasons why we have Twitter pic.twitter.com/Mi95Dx4Z86— Johan H. Andresen (@FerdOwner) 20 августа 2016 г.
Solberg, who went on to repost the iconic image claimed Facebook was "trying to edit our common history," whereas Norwegian daily Aftenposten's editor-in-chief Espen Egil Hansen accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of "abusing his power."
Phuc herself, who managed to survive the attack displayed in the cult photograph and eventually moved to Canada, claimed to be "saddened" by the shift from the powerful message to nudity.