University Bans Social Media, Political Content and Wikipedia Pages on Dorm Wifi

“You are banned for life.” – Mr. Paltalk

“But all I said was tha…”

“You are banned for life x 2 two times.” – Mr. Paltalk

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Nice try. (Flickr) Nice try. (Flickr)

“Finally, I can do whatever I want!” thought every incoming college freshman ever. But for some unlucky students arriving on campus this fall, that sought-after right of passage applies to just about everything except internet usage.

Northern Illinois University enacted an Acceptable Use Policy that goes further than banning  torrents, also denying students access to social media sites and other content the university considers “unethical” or “obscene.”

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