Right-Wing Technicians Discredit Academia Simply By Recording Their Subversive Zoom Classes


    Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastThe coronavirus pandemic has closed universities across the country, leaving professors scrambling to teach online and students grappling with chaotic if not completely lost spring semesters. But for right-wing operatives, the move to online-only classes means something else: an opportunity to smear academia as bastions of liberalism.Over the weekend, young MAGA operative Charlie Kirk and undercover conservative trickster James O’Keefe put out calls in widely circulated tweets for conservative college students to take advantage of new online classes by recording their professors.They asked students to send those recordings to the pro-Trump groups run by Kirk and O’Keefe, where it would presumably be packaged into “undercover” footage of liberal indoctrination on college campuses.Read more at The Daily Beast.


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