Lib Dem councillor faces investigation over Facebook photo storm

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2010

The Liverpool Daily Post reports on the latest incident of a councillor landing themselves in hot water as a result of a posting on social networking site Facebook. Lib Dem councillor Sharon Green is alleged to have posted a photo of disabled people “with text comparing them with the city’s Labour group”:

Cllr Sharon Green, who represents St Michael’s ward, will face an inquiry despite city Liberal Democrat leader Cllr Warren Bradley deciding against launching a probe.

The national Lib-Dems have now intervened and asked their regional standards chiefs to get to the bottom of the affair, which caused widespread outrage when the news broke last month.

A spokesman for the Lib-Dem head office in London said: “As soon as we were made aware of this issue, we referred it to the regional standards committee.

“We have requested the North West regional party explore the matter further.”

3 comments

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by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2010 at 10:26 am. Reply #

Isn’t this something where she had a Facebook group and a member posted this stuff?

by Andrea Gill on June 11, 2010 at 10:38 am. Reply #

It does seem to be purposefully ambiguous: “as a result of A posting…” rather than “as a result of [her] posting”.

Yet another stupid DEB-type fail (the host of the group/site/computer is culpable, not the postee). Even her being dragged through this process undermines freedom of speech (she [and others] won’t want to create a facebook group [or other dicussion forum] again).

by Andy on June 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm. Reply #

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