Political Candidate Drops Out Of Race Due To Racy Facebook Photos

from the that-was-quick dept

It really was just three years ago when we were saying we couldn't wait for the MySpace generation to run for office, knowing that the skeletons in their closets wouldn't actually be in their closets at all, but would have been posted online for all to see. While we actually expected that it would lead to a point where people pretty much brushed off and ignored such "youthful indiscretions," we certainly have't reached that point yet. A guy running for office in British Columbia, Canada, has dropped out of the election after images of him groping a woman's breast (that first appeared on his Facebook page) came to light. It's not clear when the photos in question were taken, but expect to see political candidates and their online presence scrutinized in more and more detail in future elections...

Filed Under: campaigns, canada, politics, social networks
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    A Dan, 22 Apr 2009 @ 3:18pm

    Time will tell

    I believe that these issues will go away once the old generation dies off. It takes a while for a whole culture to shift, but it will happen eventually. Just like we don't really care whether our politicians have been divorced anymore, this will fade away with time.

    Of course, I could be wrong. Maybe this will go away as soon as newspapers and tv are gone; sensationalizing trivial political things gets a whole lot harder without mainstream media.

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