I noted this photo credit: “Photo / Supplied by Facebook” in the NZ Herald‘s front page story today.


Really? Facebook ‘supplied’ the photo? More likely the NZ Herald TOOK it, don’t you think?

Whatever. I’m not that critical, and, in this case, it’s probably fine with the ‘subject’ … but what do you think?:

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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’ 

– P