C-SPAN is using Periscope and Facebook Live to broadcast the House sit-in

Democrats are in the middle of a sit-in protest on the floor of the US House of Representatives, but C-SPAN isn’t allowed to turn its TV cameras on to film it. So it’s turned to something else: Periscope and Facebook Live.

C-SPAN has been airing live video from representatives on the House floor; first using Periscope footage from Representative Scott Peters, a Democrat from California, and later using Facebook Live footage from an unnamed source.

It’s a smart solution. Peters and other Democrats want their protest to be seen — and judging by C-SPAN’s bitter tweets about not being able to turn its cameras on, it does too — so it’s fortunate that live-streaming apps have gotten to the point where this is possible. Seeing a blurry…

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