Gorham — Facebook factors into our lives more and more each day, but at least one Gorham resident is taking Facebook off the computer screen and into the real world.
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According to witnesses, one person in town has taken their political beliefs beyond the confines of Facebook’s newsfeed and onto the back of their Toyota Rav4.
“I didn’t know what it was at first,” one person told us. “I’m so used to seeing everyone’s political beliefs poured into my eyeballs in a constant, unending stream on Facebook. Seeing someone expressing their beliefs in the real world was a big time shocker.”
The stickers show the automobile owner has a definite left-leaning stance, with anti-Trump, pro-Bernie Sanders stickers making up the lion’s share of the adhesive political statements.
“My cousin changed his profile picture to an ‘I’m With Her’ icon and he just never changed it back, so I guess it’s kind of the same thing?” Gorham resident Sarah Thompson told us.
But it’s not just the left taking Facebook politics into the real world. Residents in Hope reported seeing a Nissan pick-up truck with pro-Trump stickers covering the entirety of the tailgate, bumper, and rear cap window.
“At first I thought it was a viral campaign by Facebook to get people talking about politics so they’d just go to Facebook to argue about it,” Hope resident Kevin Pease said.
“But then I realized, why would they need to market that? It’s how everyone uses Facebook,” he said.
Some of Facebook’s lesser-known features, like sharing news about your family, have also been spotted on the back of peoples’ cars.
“I saw one Suburban with a bunch of stick figures of their kids, like in the Facebook ‘about’ part of someone’s profile,” Pease told us.
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