Go read this profile of Unicorn Riot, an indispensable witness to current protests | The Verge

1217491007.jpg.0 Go read this profile of Unicorn Riot, an indispensable witness to current protests | The VergeYou can’t understand the protests through mainstream media alone. | Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

It’s impossible to properly understand the protests happening across America right now — either their original cause or their current character — without watching on-the-ground footage being shared by ordinary citizens and new media outfits. It was a bystander who originally captured the killing of George Floyd by law enforcement, and it’s videos and images shared on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook that have shown how the police have responded to protests with yet more unwarranted violence.

One notable organization in this new media landscape is Unicorn Riot, a not-for-profit media collective whose reporters have captured footage and interviews that reveals more about the protests than much mainstream coverage. The New Yorker has…

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