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Twitter will live stream local broadcasts during breaking news events

Twitter is often at its best during breaking news events when it becomes the quickest place to find updates on what’s happening. Now, the service is leaning into that further, by partnering with local news stations to stream their broadcasts during major breaking stories.

The new partnerships, spotted and confirmed by BuzzFeed News, were on show yesterday when Twitter began streaming newscasts from Miami’s WSVN 7 during the shooting at a high school north of the city. Twitter’s video lead, Kayvon Beykpour, told BuzzFeed that the service is trying to find new ways to “surface credible and relevant information to help people stay informed.”

As BuzzFeed points out, the addition is…

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