Friday, 7 January 2011

Lazy hacks (Austrian edition)

News from the Primly Stable Foreign Service:
SLOVAKIA: A student won £18,000 in damages after an Austrian newspaper mistakenly used her Facebook photo on a story about a murdered Slovakian prostitute with the same name. Lucia Rehakova, from Bratislava, said the image was seen 'all over the country'. The 23-year-old said her teaching dreams were in tatters. The paper will apologise.

This appears in a couple of papers this morning but I've yet to spot an online version. However, given the tabloid habit of lifting photos from Facebook profiles when someone is involved in a high-profile court case, how much longer will it be until a similar problem occurs here?

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