The Citizen: When social media lets criminals get off scot-free

The Citizen (South Africa): When social media lets criminals get off scot-free. “Gauteng police recently appealed to the public to think twice before sharing pictures and CCTV footage of crime scenes or suspected criminals on social media. Social media was potentially a helpful tool in curbing crime, but often it winds up influencing and compromising identity parades, said Lyttelton police spokesman Captain Dave Miller. ‘Any subsequent identification parade can be invalid because it is then considered biased,’ said Miller.”