13 Jun 2018

Media warned about sourcing stories from Social Media

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:16 pm on 13 June 2018
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When you hear about a social media post going viral - it's often because it also ends up in the mainstream media.

But what if its a video or photo that will cause someone real harm - as has happened several times.

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has just put out some guidelines for broadcasters on using images, videos and other content sourced from social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

Colin Peacock from Mediawatch has been looking through the guidelines and explains what lead to them.