06/24/17 UPDATE AND APOLOGY: Several passages in this video by Jack Posobiec were copied word-for-word, but without attribution, from original work produced by Lana Nasser, which can be seen here. The Rebel would like to apologize to Ms. Nasser.
In the wake of the explosion of livestreaming apps such as Periscope, Youtube Live, and Facebook Live, many are realizing that these livestreams represent more than just a way for people to interact directly.
People are seeing these apps as a way of sharing immediate news and information about breaking situations such as terrorist attacks, riots as we saw in Berkeley, and now crimes such as those of the so-called Facebook shooter in Cleveland.
Now, mainstream media are calling for censorship of these platforms, saying it's in the name of protecting children from violence, but it also is a way to shut down the biggest threats to mainstream media:
The independent and citizen journalists who have now been empowered by the same new tools of livestreaming.