BBC Introduces Cautions for User-Generated Content

By: Josh Halliday | The Guardian

The BBC has started issuing on-air cautions for user-generated material it broadcasts, following research showing that three quarters of amateur footage used during the Arab spring was not accompanied by warnings about its provenance.

The corporation now alerts viewers when it has not been able to independent verify pictures or video taken by members of the public, according to a BBC Trust report published on Tuesday.

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