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Many Women Post Unflattering Photos of Friends on Purpose

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- You would probably never post an unflattering photo of yourself on Facebook, but a new survey shows many of your friends would.

A survey of 1,500 women by the website MyMemory finds 25 percent of female Facebook users admitted posting ugly pictures of their friends.

Naturally, the targeted friends can untag their name from the photo -- and 75 percent of survey respondents do -- but it’s up to the original individual to remove it completely.  The chances of that, according to the survey, are quite good.  The survey found only about one-fifth of the women surveyed said they would refuse a request to remove a photo.

Still, posting an unflattering photo of a friend could possibly ruin a friendship.  Two-thirds of survey respondents said they would be angry at a friend who posted a bad picture.

The survey also finds that the posting of bad photos, in many cases, is payback, with nearly one-third of all unflattering pictures being uploaded as an act of revenge for the same slight.

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