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On April 15, 2013 there was a tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon. Almost instantly pictures and videos of "suspects" started to appear on the web. Was this a good thing? Do you have concerns?
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Yes, I have some concerns.
May 02, 2013 Petra W
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While I think it's important for video and images to be delivered to the proper authorities, I think the posting of names and photos of suspects on social networking sites can be a form of libel. For example, if you name a celebrity, I can probably think of at least one friend from school who looks similar. Not only is there the concern of libel, but also the concern of saturating law enforcement with so many leads, actual leads and evidence gets buried in a slush pile.


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