COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Students Association presidential election has been canceled after the discovery of offensive tweets by three candidates who have since dropped out. Presidential candidates Blaine Thomas and Claire Jacobs dropped out of the race Tuesday and vice-presidential candidate Caius Gillen quit Wednesday after a student journalist publicized racist, sexist and homophobic tweets from their Twitter accounts, the Columbia Missourian reported .
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Social Media Democracy Inaction: Mizzou Student Elections Nixed Over Mean Tweets
Another teachable moment as the Internets ruins an election on a smaller scale . . . Also MU seems incapable of transcending identity politics once again . . .