Facebook drags local paper into online hot water

Like most local news outlets, Visalia California’s local newspaper, the Visalia Times Delta, has a Facebook account.  They post blurbs about various stories in the paper through Facebook’s “share” feature.  Today an article about a local high school wrestler caught some folks off guard.

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Oops.   Facebook’s automatic “crop and copy” feature surprised a few folks.

Some Facebookers didn’t care for the results at all.  (comments should be read from bottom up)

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Apparently it’s OK for high school and college wrestlers to ‘go commando’ in their attire, but heaven forbid anyone notice!

Personally, I don’t have a problem with it.  ;-)

Here’s the picture as it appears on the paper’s website, and printed editions:

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Redwood’s Joey Cisneros won his first national title Saturday. / Courtesy of Redwood Wrestling

 

The paper also looks to have deleted the image from their timeline:

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Oh well…  it *is* supposed to be a “family” newspaper.  And it is in the middle of California’s ‘Bible Belt’.  All to be expected, I suppose.

Keep a sharp eye out, you never know when something interesting will pop up on the Intertoobs.

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