Channel 4 defends streaming the battle for Mosul on Facebook Live amid criticism it is using war as entertainment
Several broadcasters have been criticised for using Facebook Live to stream a conflict for the first time.
Channel 4 has defended its decision to go ahead with the broadcast yesterday which showed Iraqi and Kurdish forces advancing on Islamic State militants in Mosul.
The British broadcaster was one of several outlets to stream live footage of the battle, including Al-Jazeera.
Mosul is the Islamic State's last major stronghold in Iraq.
Channel 4's Facebook Live has had more than 529,000 views since it was shown yesterday at 10:26am BST (5:26am ET).
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