Video of people trying to avoid drowning will now not be sold for profit

After significant backlash, the Associated Press pulled plans to offer a video of a boat overcrowded with migrants as an NFT. The situation has called into question the ethics of selling photojournalism at all… More here.

This was an unbelievably tone deaf idea. Even if you don’t consider NFTs to be silly, the subject matter is not something that could reasonably be considered profitable. How on earth did this get through without anyone in the chain raising objections?

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