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Recording Public Spaces: Online “Auditors” Use Cameras to Test First Amendment Rules


They say it all comes down to government accountability, and there is nothing more American than checks and balances. They come in with a camera ready to record and document the expressions, exchanges and challenges that public officials have with the general public, and after posting their videos, they earn advertising revenue each time someone clicks a link.

“They” refer to themselves as First Amendment auditors, and their work is a growing trend on social media platforms around the country...

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