‘Person X’ is a new kind of biography. It’s created out of all the public information I have found online, using only content that Person X posted himself/herself on social media sites like Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr. After saving all of this information for some time, I eventually collected enough content for creating this contemporary ‘biography’.
I published the project on my website and after about a year, I received a message from ‘Person X’. He/she threatened to report me to the police if I would not immediately take the project down. This has led me to an investigation of the question if I was legally punishable while keeping the project online.
The project is still online, but some parts have been adjusted: In regard to defamation, I changed the name of the project from a personal name to ‘Person X’. I edited the images due to the rights and general terms and conditions of the social media websites. I also blurred the photos due to privacy rules. I have given myself the title of ‘author’ due to the lack of clarity about the author of this life story. And because of the uncertainty of the truth, I added the following note:
Warning: This book may not reflect reality!