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Rutgers Explicit Twitter Controversy

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A new Twitter account has created a controversy around Rutgers University.

The @RU_Crushes twitter account allows individuals to anonymously tweet their thoughts and opinions about other students who attend the university and have it posted through the @RU_Crushes Twitter feed.

The account is used to spotlight other students using their first and last names in either a negative or a positive way.

Bruce Ongsiako and his friends pat themselves on the back because they have only used it in a positive way. Ongsiako likes to send his crushes compliments and have it posted behind the account.

However, while that might sound like it’s being used in a positive way, many females think of it in a discouraging and degrading way.

Sophomore student, Michelle Bivas, who has seen the new phenomenon says, “Some of the things that people say are really graphic and totally not appropriate.”

Meanwhile, some females who are more introverted look at it as a ‘badge of honor’

Although the account is technically not doing anything illegal, and does not post any pictures of some sort, does this make it okay?

The account has clearly stated right on the website that it is not affiliated with Rutgers University, therefore the University made no comment on the subject.

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