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What is an example of false light invasion of privacy?

An example of false light invasion of privacy would encompass conduct by a news agency that uses stock footage of a photo of a person to accompany a news story that the person is not connected to in any fashion. For example, let’s say that a news station runs a segment on the problems of street prostitution. In the opening segment, the station runs a segment of a woman walking down the street in a short skirt. However, the woman is not a prostitute at all. That may present a case for false light invasion of privacy.


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