Facebook Live streaming of US police shooting of black man leads to ethical and legal questions

While traditional TV broadcasters are subject to “decency” standards overseen by the Federal Communications Commission – and have a short delay in their broadcasts to allow them to cut away from violent or obscene images – Internet streaming services have no such limitations. That easy accessibility and openness are fostering a new type of intimate, personal broadcasting that proponents said can be extraordinarily powerful, as evidenced by the demonstrations that began shortly after the Minneapolis video. – Reuters via The Telegraph http://ift.tt/29qoMIB