Harvard students shocked by name exposure on ‘campus that literally invented Facebook,’ AIM president tells NY Sun
October 13, 2023
Truck-Mounted Billboards Naming Harvard Students Who Signed Pro-Hamas Letter Are Driving Around Campus as Backlash Against ‘Antisemitic’ Students Intensifies
‘It’s a bit ironic that students would be shocked that their names and photos would be out there on a campus that literally invented Facebook,’ the president of Accuracy in Media says.
Truck-mounted billboards showing the names and photographs of “Harvard’s leading antisemites” have been appearing in the streets around the university’s campus at Cambridge — part of a growing campaign publicizing students who signed a now-notorious statement blaming Israel for Hamas’s war.
The LED boards were put up by the nonprofit watchdog Accuracy in Media, as part of a broader effort to make public the members of the 31 Harvard student organizations who signed the anti-Israel statement on Sunday. The names of the groups have since been removed from the statement, while several of those groups have issued apologies as outrage against Palestinian supporters intensifies on campus.
“We’re going to use a variety of tactics to make sure that everyone in their community knows exactly the kind of person they’re dealing with,” the president of AccuracyInMedia, Adam Guilette, tells the Sun in an interview by telephone on Thursday. “I think people in that community and on that campus deserve to know who the antisemites are.”