The day after she was killed, the dead girl’s friends could see their pictures in the tabloid newspapers. The reporters had apparently been well served by the social network Studi VZ, and obtained photos from it. Such networks are a new, profitable source for journalists. The network users themselves render content accessible to journalists. But should this material be available without restrictions?
Caroline’s online profile provided personal data (date of birth, favorite books, academic studies) and eccentric entries under the name of “Queen of the Underworld,” an alias she used, forging “diabolical schemes” to rule the world. The editor constructed a personality profile using information from the site and excused this practice – in the face of Mrazek’s criticism – by saying that deadline pressure and limited material compelled him to resort to the network entries.