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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:22 AM

Offensive content toward Texas State student displayed on social media

Texas State University is investigating an incident involving an offensive image and vulgar language directed at a Texas State student that surfaced on social media in January, a university spokesperson said.

The image featured student David Hicklandís face placed onto a black and white photograph of a lynching victim. The image was tweeted by @txstfrat5645, an anonymous account. The account tagged Hickland and referred to him with racial slurs. Hickland did not respond for comment per request.

Texas State was notified of the incident via Twitter by a tweet showing screenshots of messages sent to Hickland from student Corbin Cornwellís Facebook account. The messages used defamatory language and homophobic slurs. The date of the messages from Cornwellís account correlate with the date the photo was tweeted out from the anonymous account. In addition, a fake Facebook account was created in Hicklandís name and consisted of three friends including Cornwell.

Cornwell denied the allegations of creating the altered image.

Read more: https://star.txstate.edu/2017/04/20/offensive-content-toward-texas-state-student-displayed-on-social-media/

Texas State: Petition calls for removal of student senator in connection to probe into doctored lynching image


Students at Texas State University are petitioning for the removal of a student government senator for allegedly making racist and homophobic comments on social media.

The University Star reports that the petition is in connection to a university investigation into an image that had a Texas State studentís face edited onto a photo of a lynching.

The image was tweeted from an anonymous account in January. The tweet tagged the affected student and contained a racial slur. The tweet has since been deleted but the account remains.

On Wednesday Texas State was notified of the incident via a tweet criticizing student senator Corbin Cornwell and connecting him to the lynching image. The tweet also contained screenshots of what appears to be messages with vulgar and homophobic language sent from Cornwell to the affected student.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/local/texas-state-petition-calls-for-removal-student-senator-connection-probe-into-doctored-lynching-image/PVhhx4FsCYi2N82rD1jWrM/

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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:55 AM

1. Cornwall is a sick and jealous hater

The victim is taking the high road and has been trying to go on with college life
https://mobile.twitter.com/davidhickland/photo

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