White Student Union Facebook pages spread nationwide
Appearing at Illinois after black students held a rally Wednesday, the page reportedly characterized theBlack Lives Matter movement as an act of “terrorism” and called for the monitoring of African-American students who attended the protest, leaving many feeling unsafe at the Urbana-Champaign campus.
Now, as unconfirmed reports – including an anonymous report from Medium — blame the postings on either a white supremacist group or 4Chan users, more than 30 white student union Facebook pages, claiming to represent real college organizations, have been posted. Some schools are quickly distancing themselves — and petitioning Facebook to take them down.
Schools affected include George Washington University, Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, the University of Mississippi, Ohio State University, New York University and the University of Texas – Austin.