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Is it unethical to live stream when people’s lives are in danger?

Fast Company

When a building in Manhattan exploded on Thursday, the scene was broadcast on the new Periscope live-streaming app by bystanders, despite the fact that there were two fatalities and 22 injured. As apps such as Periscope and Meerkat make live streaming easier, Fast Company’s Rose Pastore questions whether it’s wrong in the case of tragic events, as well as why viewers want to watch. Pastore: “I think it is human nature to want to share these kinds of stories, and to stop and watch a fire with strangers, whether on the street or online.”

+ More on live streaming: How live-streaming apps could make citizen journalism more accessible (Yahoo! News) and why live streaming is a trend worth paying attention to (International Journalists’ Network)

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