Lawmakers used live-stream video app Periscope and Facebook Live to broadcast their protest over gun control, in what TV network calls a first

Lawmakers turned to Periscope and Facebook Live to broadcast a sit-in protest in the House of Representatives on Wednesday after the Speakers office switched off the TV cameras inside the chamber.

Live-streaming video has long been a staple of reporting from civil unrest and other areas where bulky TV cameras struggle to reach, but the medium got its shining moment on Capitol Hill and on C-Span after the House GOP turned off the TV cameras inside the chamber.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/22/democrats-sit-in-periscope-facebook-live-gun-control

Democrats stream sit-in on Periscope after Republicans turn TV cameras off
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