Social Grindr :: In the early stages of the uprisings in the Middle East, Storyful was a subset of a small group worldwide scanning social media intensely for actionable content. We joined Libyan Facebook groups, ran persistent searches in Arabic on YouTube and scoured Twitter for links. We searched intently for video that gave us clues as to movements on the ground, but in the process we found much of the ‘collateral damage’ – the human cost of war. The process meant watching hundreds of hours of video so gruesome that most of it would never make it to television. We saw horrendous things from what would otherwise have been hidden wars.
[Storyful:] ... we are, after all, humans first. Journalists second.
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