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Social media

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Social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) can be an important informal source of information and photos for journalists. Be aware of this.

Think, for example, of the following:

  • Appoint a person in charge to keep an eye on social media.
  • Manage the profile of the victims. On Facebook, for example, you can ask for the profile to be either memorialised or removed:
    • Memorialising means that only confirmed friends still have access to the profile of the deceased. The profile remains active so friends and family can express their condolences.
    • Removal means that the profile disappears. No one has access to the profile any longer.
  • Ask family and friends to pay attention to what they share.
  • Think carefully about everything you share online.