use of social media photographs by news media: fair use or copyright/privacy infringment and display of editorial bias

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What are the legal and ethical implications of taking images off social media and the editorial message those selections imply.


The hashtag campaign #IfTheyGunnedMeDown illustrates the significance of editorial choice of photographs. See

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Here is an American analysis of the question:


and FYI regarding HashTag campaigns:


IDENTITY ONLINE THEMES: privacy, misreprestation

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