With the spread of the coronavirus, virtually all college and university classes have shifted to being taught online in “virtual classrooms.” This has led to a fear among left-wing academics that their lectures, particularly politically-biased ones, can be recorded and reported on more easily by conservative websites, according to The Epoch Times.
One such professor, Emily Farris of Texas Christian University, wrote on Twitter that “If you are recording a lecture on anything controversial, be prepared for right-wing sites to ask students to share it. I’m sorry, it’s a real fear.”
In response, Marcello Graziano of Central Michigan University, responded by making a threat of violence against conservatives; he suggested that professors could counter such reporting by creating “an upside-down version of the video,” saying “that’s how fascists should end up.”
The availability of such lectures for reporting has been difficult in the past due to professors often claiming, with no basis, that it is illegal to record such lectures in the lecture halls. But with lectures now readily available online, where professors will be incapable of determining who, if anyone, is recording them, there is little that can be done in the way of hiding their left-wing bias.