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Albuquerque TV station shares frank message about voter registration

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A social media editor for a New Mexico television station accidentally dropped some profane language in a Facebook post intended to remind people about their civic duty.

This week, the manager of a Facebook page used by Albuquerque ABC affiliate KOAT (Channel 7) shared a timely reminder encouraging people to register to vote.

“Please make sure you’re registered to vote,” the image appeared to say when KOAT shared it from another Facebook page.

But eagle-eyed viewers noticed there was more to the message than what appeared in the cropped preview image on Facebook. Clicking the graphic revealed the full message, which included the line: “Seriously, I am not fucking around here.”

The shared post was up for several hours Wednesday morning before KOAT removed it from their Facebook page.

KOAT is owned by Hearst Television, Inc.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).