The University of Lincoln reportedly suspended the Lincoln University Conservative Society’s Twitter account after they criticized the school’s tendency to quash free speech.
Lincoln University Conservatives complained that their student union was weak on free speech. It responded by suspending their social media. https://t.co/e7WSrsVPB8
— Daniel Hannan (@DanielJHannan) March 6, 2017
In February, the Lincoln Conservative Society tweeted out a link from Sp!ked online that ranked the university as having a poor free speech environment.
“The University of Lincoln and the University of Lincoln Students’ Union collectively create an environment that is hostile to free speech,” the article reads.
— Conservative Society (@LincConSoc) February 14, 2017
The Lincoln Conservative Society tweeted that due to orders from the university’s student union, the club is barred from tweeting until May 1.
Due to SU orders this Twitter account will no longer be active. We hope to return on 1st May. Sorry for any inconvenience.
— Conservative Society (@LincConSoc) March 6, 2017
Here’s a more detailed explanation.
The Federalist has reached out to the student union for comment about the events leading up to the suspension, but received no response before deadline.
The English university is planning a campus-wide march on Wednesday to “take a stand against sexual harassment, abuse, and inequality,” according to the Facebook event page, which has since been taken down. The march is part of the student union’s #NeverOk campaign to combat bullying on campus.
“From racism to ablism, it’s never okay,” a girl says in a video posted to Facebook on March 2 that is now disabled on Facebook but available on YouTube.
We are committed to working together to make Lincoln a safer, more friendly environment for everyone,” another girl says.