I noted this photo credit: “Photo / Supplied by Facebook” in the NZ Herald‘s front page story today.
Whatever. I’m not that critical, and, in this case, it’s probably fine with the ‘subject’ … but what do you think?:
Is it OK for news media to take and re-publish items from someone’s Facebook profile? (And in this case, it was huge on the front page! – see right)
What if they wanted to illustrate a story about a crime? Or a tragedy? That’s been done, certainly — with or without permission.
Not a new question — but I was struck by the oddly-worded credit: ‘Supplied by Facebook’