This Instagrammed photo (blurred due to graphic content) allegedly of a victim of today’s Empire State Building shooting, was online for less than an hour before the two biggest newswires in the world, along with a national newspaper and a network television station, had asked to acquire rights to it. Photographer appears to be cooperating.
It’s an age-old process made staggeringly efficient — Reddit and Twitter and Instagram, once more, are the go-to places for eyewitness accounts. (And, as is always the case, the veracity of the reports ranges from apparently true to obviously and flagrantly false. Update: or maybe not.)
The graphic photo is here.
UPDATE: Another one, from a different photographer and of a different victim. The juxtaposition of the comments is really something:
- Top Democrats are demanding House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes remove himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the election.
- President Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday stopping the EPA's plan to limit power plants burning coal.
- Over 18,000 households in Flint, Michigan, will receive new water lines, more than two years after dangerous levels of lead were found in the city's water supply.
- Samsung announced plans to refurbish and sell some of the 4.3 million explosive Galaxy Note7 phones it recalled last year📱🔥