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Everything You Say, Do In Public Could End Up On The Internet

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If someone takes a photo of you and uploads it to social media, is it free speech or an invasion of privacy?

While netizens laugh and share viral videos and memes, the subjects are often innocent people made "internet famous" unintentionally. 

After a live chronicle of two strangers' interactions on an airplane garnered attentiononline and a recent incident regarding a rideshare driver livestreaming passengers without consent, the question is: Is it possible to expect personal privacy in the digital age? 

How are social networks affecting and handling issues of identity, ethics and consent?

At a time when our daily lives are documented on social media and people are always connected, where do we draw the line when posting about other people?


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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.
Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.