Cape Town - A video of a lion cub stalking a dog has gone viral on YouTube as several South Africans watched the short clip.
video, posted by a YouTube user called Shaun Swingler, shows a young
cub sneaking up on two dogs, giving one an obvious fright.
YouTube video has generated over seven million views since its posting
around two weeks ago and far eclipses any other video Swingler uploaded.
highlights the growing influence of YouTube as a video platform that
has emerged as an alternate source of news, especially around conflict
zones such as Syria, or as a driver of political change, such as the
shooting of 43-year-old New Yorker, Eric Garner.
recently, the platform has been used to illustrate the violence in the
St Louis suburb of Ferguson after the shooting of an unarmed teen,
Reports say Brown was shot six times by a policeman, and suggest that he may have been surrendering after a scuffle.
around the world have grown increasingly wary of the video service and
YouTube remains blocked in a number of countries, including Iran, North
Korea and China.
It has also been sporadically blocked in several other countries.
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