US Judge Says Cops Can Create Fake Instagram Accounts To Spy On Photos
Henry Reeve / 5 years ago
New Jersey district judge William Martini has said that police officers don’t require search warrants in order to create fake Instagram accounts to see a suspect’s photos. The judge explains that it’s “consensual sharing” as the perpetrator is both making these pictures public, and willingly providing access to the world to see.
Police officers won’t be impersonating anyone, as they can even use their own accounts if they really wanted to. But other courts don’t need to rule in this way, this is just one of many, many courts in the US where a judge has said that it’s OK to do.