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December 20, 2014

Hark! C-SPAN (User Generated Content) Gets Harkin’s Name Wrong

We all get it wrong once in a while, even our friends at C-SPAN. Sen. Tom Harkin? or Tom Harken? Eh, he’s retiring anyway.

C-SPAN was quick to point out (and we mean quick!) that the following came from “a user-created clip … not created by C-SPAN” and noted that they “don’t edit clips created by the public.” Still, guys: It’s on your website.

Hark! C SPAN (User Generated Content) Gets Harkins Name Wrong

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So consider this a public service announcement about the perils of user-generated content. Perhaps the new C-SPAN tagline could be amended to read, “Created by cable — and random video editors.”

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