The Judicial Investigation Organization frequently publishes photos of wanted suspects and missing persons on its social media accounts. The law mandates that they do this and it is often the way they find people.
This might have to change. Legal consultants are now involved to determine whether this practice should be stopped. The argument is that it is all too often leading to cyberbullying.
The OIJ’s social media accounts clearly ask that we keep comments limited to information that can help in the investigation however there are often negative comments about the person’s appearance. The pictures are even turned into memes and used on other sites.
Those missing, their families, and even suspects have the right to privacy and protection against such bullying. Families of missing teenagers often request the photo be taken down even before the teen is found because of this issue.