30 Oct '13, 2pm

Officials in China left red-faced after yet another Photoshop fail

Officials in China left red-faced after yet another Photoshop fail

BEIJING — With an eery floating head and torso looming above a doll-sized figure, it could be a still from a supernatural movie. Instead the image now spreading far and wide is another spectacular Photoshop fail for Chinese officialdom. The comically inept piece of doctoring, published by the government of Ningguo in Anhui province, was intended to show the concern of vice-mayor Wang Hun and other officials as they visited an old lady in the city. But authorities deleted it, apologised and ordered an employee to write a self-criticism after they were deluged with mockery by Internet users. Microbloggers pointed out that while officials had merely said sorry for the obviously fake photograph, an official government crackdown threatens jail for lowlier souls spreading “internet rumours”. In a statement the officials said they had indeed visited centenarians including Ms Chen...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/chinaindia/china/chinese-offic...

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