NEW: In a blow to investigative journalism, Lexis Nexis has told media organisations they’re now banned from using 'Trace IQ' – a private database that lets journalists search home addresses and phone numbers – citing the public’s concerns about data use https://t.co/3YBbaVjfhB
— Mark Di Stefano 🤙🏻 (@MarkDiStef) February 14, 2019
They have abused their privileges! Now they are going to Facebook, lock those accounts down!
Sadly politicians and journalists have proved they are untrustworthy with muckraking of people who have spoken up.
Why should the public have their private details available for possible smear campaigns? Or to be hounded, spied on by say Murdoch "hack dead people's phones" press?
— Nathan Lee (@NathanLee) February 14, 2019
Excellent news. Searching a database is not "investigative journalism" , it's just invasion of privacy.
— T M (@tedsplitter) February 14, 2019
Probably because they were using it to dox conservatives. There is no real journalism anymore, only activism.
— mayonaze (@homa198) February 16, 2019
I’m astonished that you could write this article thinking that any private citizen would agree with you.
Sure, your job got a little bit harder, but seriously, the public has a right to be protected against Murdoch and his cronies.
Good on @LexisNexis for shutting this down.
— Tim Miller (@Warbz) February 14, 2019