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Alleged drone ‘Peeping Tom’ photo reveals perils of drone related journalism | Forbes

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15 July 2014



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Last month a Seattle woman said that a drone made her nervous because it was flying outside of her window.  Early media reports called the device a flying “Peeping Tom.”  Soon afterwards, national reports exploded with more than one hundred stories, focused mostly on the news media’s construction of a privacy violation.  Now, the photograph of the flight has been provided to Forbes, and it shows that the company flying the drone was merely making a panoramic photograph of the city skyline.  The arc of this story — a buzzworthy first report, that later ends up being false— is emblematic of many drone related stories which threaten to jeopardize the nascent industry.

 

Read more by Gregory S. McNeal on Forbes.

 



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