A photo shot and tweeted from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives shows Democratic members of the House staging a sit-in. Legislators turned to Twitter's Periscope and Facebook's live video platform to broadcast their "sit-in" after the chamber's cameras shut down and microphones cutoff. C-SPAN communications director Howard Mortman said it was the first time the channel broadcast a live social media feed from the House floor.
"The House controls the cameras and that means they control the camera angles, the audio, video, the whole thing," Mortman said. "We're using social media platforms to show what's happening."— Reuters