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Recall Campaign Uses Darkened Photo of Councilmember Glover in Facebook Ad
by Santa Cruz News Network
The group Santa Cruz United is running a Facebook ad that features a visibly darkened photo of Santa Cruz City Councilmember Drew Glover, who is African American. The photo has been converted to gray-scale and covered in text containing allegations of misconduct. The ad was placed to promote the recall of Councilmember Glover, as well as Councilmember Chris Krohn, who is not featured in the photo. The imagery preys on human perception through what has been termed by researchers as the "Bad is Black" effect. In 2016, Professor Adam Alter of New York University and three colleagues found the darker the appearance of a person in a photo, the more likely viewers were predisposed to believe the person was guilty of an immoral act. Since the recall campaign officially began in June of 2019, Santa Cruz United has plastered social media with paid advertisements, spending over $5,200 for ads on Facebook in total, $3,000 of which was paid for ads appearing just in the last seven days. (Photo: A portion of the Santa Cruz United ad that uses a darkened photo of Councilmember Drew Glover, see below for the full ad.)

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