Post # 1
Hey guys. I write to you because of a disturbing amount of facebook photos I have found on FB. A former acquaintance’s mother is constantly posting pictures on Facebook while at her job. She is either the owner or an employee of a local liquor store. Her pictures often include overweight people, tatted up, and wearing too tight or revealing clothes. She takes pictures of these customers and posts them to Facebook for amusement. In return, she gets ignorant, rude, and even racist comments depending on who her victim is for that day. This is so wrong and it breaks my heart. As an employee of a supportive housing agency, I get so upset seeing these photos. It doesn’t matter whether or not the person is battling addiction or homelessness. It is just so wrong to ridicule people on the daily for their outward appearance and then post it to Facebook. I wish I could do something to make her stop. I don’t want to send her a message because that won’t help. Is there any way I can report this? Even if she is the owner?
Post # 3
Woooooow. If she’s an employee, you have a pretty direct way to deal with it, if she’s the owner.. not so much. You could report the photos to a local news source. They could be like “busted” and make her look like shitbag of a human being she is.
ETA screenshots, screenshots, screenshots for reporting.
Post # 4
HappySky7: Will I be tied to that at all?
Post # 5
In some states (like California) it’s illegal to record or photograph others without their consent then distribute those photos or recordings. Check your state laws to see what’s legal and not.
You may be able to write a yelp,review then let it go viral. Just choose your words carefully to avoid breaking any laws.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
If they are in a public space OR a private space without an expectation of privacy (restaurant, etc) then what she’s doing is not illegal. Shitty, yes. But not illegal. See also: the incredible popularity of “People of Wal-Mart.”
You can try reporting it to Facebook, but whether they delete something or not is in the lap of the gods. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t.
Post # 7
ruphiolis: I have no idea. :/ You could always ask someone in law enforcement if it’s illegal I guess. Does this person know who you are?
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Post # 9
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
ruphiolis: I was going to say pretty much what rachel85: said. It is public domain and it is no different than people of Walmart pages on Facebook.
Post # 10
Question: when she posts the photos, is she blurring/blanking out their faces?
I have this odd feeling that if you blank/otherwise disguise their faces, you are less liable in some cases…
Post # 11
ruphiolis: It totally sucks, but I’m pretty sure rachel85: is correct. No one has a right to not to have their photo taken in a public place.