The University of Pretoria (UP) warned its students and staff on social media about the consequences of being affiliated with posts deemed to be hate speech.
In a statement, UP cautioned that it could take disciplinary action, expel, suspend or criminally charge those who like, tag, retweet or share inciteful posts on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
UP spokesperson Anna-Retha Bouwer on Thursday said the statement was intended as a reminder that things posted to social media can come back to haunt those who published them.
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Anything that boils down to endorsing hate speech, incitement of violence, propaganda or prejudice can constituent incitement to cause harm.— Anna-Retha Bouwer, University of Pretoria media liason