Tuesday, 21 January 2020

MP Tin Pei Ling warns about photoshopped image of her, calls more attention to it

So MacPherson MP Tin Pei Ling posted this on Facebook:

Before this, I didn't even know there was a doctored version of the banner being circulated.

But because she posted about it, it's news and has been reported by Mothership and Must Share News. So now everyone knows about it.

The Streisand Effect strikes again.

What I find odd is that Must Share News decided to doctor parts of the already doctored photo by pixellating the MP's chest and crotch, suggesting the doctored photo is more pornographic than it actually is.

Yes, the photoshopped image of her is crass as Ms Tin says, but it's not obscene.

Must Share News seems to believe that by censoring the photoshopped image, it can publish the doctored photo and absolve itself of distributing the “crass” image.

I guess that’s one way to have your pineapple tart and eat it too.