This article about the viral clash of students and American Indians brings up some very good points about video and “truth”:

Despite the widespread creation and dissemination of video online, people still seem to believe that cameras depict the world as it really is; the truth comes from finding the right material from the right camera. That idea is mistaken, and it’s bringing forth just as much animosity as the polarization that is thought to produce the conflicts cameras record.

Rian van der Merwe Product manager • Designer • Speaker