When is it okay to share footage of children at risk?

So here’s a curious thing.  

Back at the end of last year, a Queenslander allegedly shared on video sharing site Liveleak, footage of a man swinging a child around in what critics believed to be a dangerous fashion. The man – who had no involvement in the Russian video beyond its reposting – was charged by Queensland Police, reported smh.com.au at the time on the grounds that he had shared footage of child abuse.

Meanwhile, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph site is currently sharing what it describes as “horrific” video footage of terrified babies being thrown off a building.

Still, there is one difference between the two incidents. The Tele’s footage is preceded by a pre-roll ad.

(Spotter: Adam Paull)


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