January 2009 Riots, Oakland, California - Video Evidence - Impact of Technology

Impact of Technology

Video images of the incident were widely broadcast and streamed online. Several hundred thousand viewed the videos in the first few days after the shooting. One local television station video posted to its website was downloaded more than 500,000 times in four days and one independent media video posted to the internet averaged more than 1,000 views per hour. Widespread dissemination of the direct evidence of the shooting led to public outrage and protests and fueled riots.

The case—and the overall intense community response to it—highlights the impact technology can have on news events.

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