The University of Washington has a serious issue with both privacy and ethics here. It was recently reported that a member of their faculty was caught secretly recording Conservative students and doxxing them on social media. What she was allegedly planning to do is just sick!
According to The Daily Wire, when teaching assistant Rebecca Ferber saw three conservative students eating lunch and discussing politics, she began recording them. She then posted a photo of their face on Twitter and asked her followers what she should throw at them: a “water bottle,” her “entire backpack,” or her “insides.” The latter won by a large margin, according to the College Fix.
Jason Rantz of KTTH radio first discovered the tweets. The conservative students were talking about the formation of a new campus group, “Students for Self Defense” and suggested organizing a “Beers for Brett” event to celebrate Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
“A trio of conservative students at the University of Washington recently got together for lunch on campus — and unbeknownst to them their conversation was recorded, a photo of their faces was published on Twitter, and their politics mocked — cyberbullying done by a faculty member at the school.
University of Washington Teaching Assistant Rebecca Ferber openly admitted in recent tweets she recorded the young men so she could get “useful information.” Teaching assistants are grad students provided the opportunity to gain teaching experience under the mentorship of professors.
The incident took place Oct. 4 while UW freshmen Zach Wildfang and Cameron Edwards and UW College Republicans President Chevy Swanson met on campus for lunch. During their hour-long meeting, they discussed plans to form a new campus group, “Students for Self Defense,” as well as talked about having a “Beers for Brett” celebration at a local restaurant, they told Jason Rantz of KTTH radio, who first reported the story.
A TA at the UW secretly recorded and photographed a group of conservatives — all before cyber bullying them. This raises a serious question: will this TA grade conservatives differently than liberal students?
Screenshot of Ferber’s tweets obtained by Rantz show that she posted a Twitter poll saying she was sitting next to a couple of “white male students organizing a ‘Beers for Brett’ event,” then asked what she should throw at them, her “water bottle,” her “entire backpack,” or her “insides.” Her “insides” won with 60 percent of the vote.”
Ferber did not return multiple requests for comments from North West, and her Twitter account has since become “protected” so you can no longer see her tweets. However, they were screenshot for posterity.
‘It’s a little alarming… to see that’s how they treat students’
Wildfang and Edwards, along with UW College Republicans president Chevy Swanson, were meeting that day for lunch. The conversation about Brett Kavanaugh, they say, was brief – only about two minutes.