Civil Liberties Groups Oppose Yik Yak Bans

April 8, 2016

By Staff at Inside Higher Ed

Several civil liberties and academic freedom organizations have sent the U.S. Education Department a letter urging it to avoid decisions or policies that would punish colleges that do not ban Yik Yak, a social media tool (logo at right) that has been used on many campuses to post anonymous, hateful messages that are racist, sexist or homophobic. Some have urged college leaders to ban Yik Yak and have called on the Education Department to encourage or require such bans.

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