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Do Film Makers Have an Obligation not to Besmirch a Person’s Reputation?

There is no evidence that Alan Turing was a spy or that he was manipulated by a spy World War II. What obligations, if any, do film makers have to be true to history on such topics like a person's reputation?

People tend to believe what they see on the screen. If film viewers see an untruth, and then believe that untruth, do film makers bear a moral responsibility for causing people to believe the misrepresentation?

If a film were made about you, and that film misrepresented key facts about your life and your actions, how would you react?


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