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Question #92891 posted on 01/29/2020 6:30 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I just finished watching the Netflix series The Circle. My question is, when some players are playing as Catfish, and they use a random person's photo they found, who is the person in the photo? What I mean is, did the producers of the show give a selection of people's photos the player could choose from with the person in the photo's permission? Or did these player's find some random person's profile on Facebook and use them? If it's the latter, would the show have to reach out to said person to use their photos on the show?

-sci-grrrl

A:

Dear grrrl,

The producers had no say in the pictures the contestants used. From what I've read, it looks like the fake pictures are either real life friends or significant others of the people in the game. So I'm guessing they had to get permission to air the photos, otherwise they would have picked random pictures online instead of using, say, their girlfriend's pic. But it was the contestants themselves to decided whether or not they would have a fake picture and which picture it would be.

-guppy of doom