Yesterday the Tories released the following video which - having asked someone in the right place the question - features the child of parents supportive towards the Conservative Party (with full permission), rather than just a random agency baby.
Today Labour List has posted a "rapid rebuttal" to it with this, author unknown.
The question that springs to my mind therefore is, did anyone think to ask the parents (or seek out the relevant party) whether it was OK to use the footage of the child given it was not just some anonymous agency child?
I think this raises an interesting question in the online video world. Is all fair in love and politics? If the parents gave permission for the Tory party to use their kid, because they support the Tories, is the child then fair game in a "rapid rebuttal" video from Labour, or the Lib Dems or anyone else for that matter? Are there ethical concerns?
Interesting times I think.
NOTE: The rebuttal video was by a user called jumpingjaysus0001 who has only five videos, all anti-Tory.