There are times when social media platforms can play a trick on us, especially if we want to use them for professional purposes, and to make live links.
We all know that Facebook Live has been a tool that has revolutionized the way in which the media transmits content, since it is a fast, cheap and portable format to be from the scene.
However, one must always be aware of something very important: that the animation filters are turned off, but will end up suffering as the presenter of the North Carolina station, WLOS ABC 13, Justin Hinton, 31 years old.
Everything happened when the aforementioned journalist went out in a one-minute office on the social network, informing about the snowfall in Asheville, completely oblivious to the fact that he was going out in the broadcast with bulging eyes, a wizard hat, dog ears, weights and more
The reporter only noticed the situation when he began to notice rare comments on his Facebook Live timeline.
"Wait, Misty, had a weird face?" Hinton is heard asking a colleague out of camera. After a long pause, he adds: "Oh, there are special effects on the phone," he mentions in a chronicle that collects The New York Post.
The video with the legend When you try to make a Facebook Live seriously about the weather and accidentally touch the Mystery Mask filter ”, it went viral on social networks, accumulating almost 160,000 visits, 2,500 reactions and 200 comments since it was published on Thursday 20 last February.
After the episode happened and having to endure the mockery of his companions, Justin Hinton took humor of what happened and posted a link on Facebook where he referred to the episode.
“Just before going live on Facebook on the station account to talk about snow, I somehow activated a filter generator. The picture I was working with said something on the screen having weird faces. I didn't realize until I left the camera and saw the comments where people were talking about faces. My bosses, coworkers, friends and more, called me and sent text messages saying how funny it was, so here it is. If you can't laugh at yourself, what is the use of laughter? I hope you enjoyed the snow day, and remember to smile and laugh! ”