College Educators Worried Their Online Lectures May Be Exposed By Conservatives

Tom Gantert

College educators are worried their online lectures may be exposed by conservative websites.

A conservative news website that tries to expose liberal bias on college campuses posted a series of tweets from college professors who fear their lectures will become fodder on conservative websites.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many college classes are being moved on to the internet via online courses.

One college educator took to Twitter to warn professors that their lectures could end up on “right wing sites.”

Campus Reform posted screen shots of a tweet by Emily Farris, an associate professor at Texas Christian University, as well as other educators responding to Farris' warning.

The tweet stated, “If you are recording a lecture on anything controversial, be prepared for right wing sites to ask students to share it.”

Farris’ Twitter account is now protected.

Campus Reform posted Twitter comments of other college educators who responded to Farris’ post.

Christen Rexing, LaSalle University Assistant Professor of Public Health, tweeted, “Oh boy, did not know this was an option.”

Rexing brought up topics professors discuss such as gun safety, women’s health and elections.

“Seems like flood gates could open,” she tweeted.

Stephanie Shady, a University of North Carolina political science graduate student, tweeted, "Annnnd I just realized that the second half of my course focuses on public opinion towards and politicization of immigration. This will be interesting."

Jeffrey Lax, a Columbia University political science professor, tweeted, “I’ve been thinking about that.”

Lax questioned if students could record the lectures.

Other people commenting gave tips on how to make the lectures hard to find.

One commenter tweeted that the professors could post their lectures on YouTube as “unlisted” so they wouldn’t pop up in an online search and the only way people could view the video was if they had a direct link.

Another commenter suggested professors ask their colleges if they have Google Education Suite. That would limit access to the lectures to only students.

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Catpoo
Catpoo

If they aren't pushing their liberal beliefs on the students, what are they worrying about.... Are they afraid it will be fact checked?

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

Oh, this could be good.

JustMyTwoCents
JustMyTwoCents

Hahahahahaha. I am a university math/statistics professor and a conservative (I know of only one other non-liberal professor on campus), so it has been interesting watching the other professors stress out and talk about how they are going to have to censor what they talk about. Which to my mind means you probably shouldn't be talking about it in the first place.

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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Bless you.

Keep teaching math/statistics. I use them frequently at work on real-world issues and don't ever recall my professors interjecting politics into my learning.

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Thank you @JustMyTwoCents - STEM is the future for these kids. Math/Statistics is fundamental in AI which offers these kids a great future. Politics? Only time you see a rich politician is just before corruption charges. STEM! Thank you Professor.

overwatcher
overwatcher

The last time I attended college was in the late 1970s and there was zero leftist indoctrination. It would be hard for me to be around co-workers who are what I call Enemies Of Freedom. You are a good person surrounded by fools.

DocCop
DocCop

Welcome to my world. I am an EXTREMELY conservative CJ professor at a very liberal school. It’s about time the liberal bias of higher ed make it to the public eye...and let those pushing their Bernie agenda face public scrutiny.

Karma59
Karma59

When my son was at a University, in his English classes he was literally afraid to write what he really thought (most assignments were opinion pieces). He was very conservative and he knew most professors were very liberal. He had a one-on-one discussion with one English professor who told him that she was conservative and loved his paper. She told him she had to keep very low key because of the campus political climate. Why do conservatives have to be low key? Liberals certainly aren't.

Louise S
Louise S

JM2C..BOOM ♥

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Good luck, DocCop. Keep up the good work, we need you, and you have the opportunity to teach so many people. It's such an important responsibility, and we need to do it right.

Hey@Karma59 , when my son recently did two years at our local community college, in English, he had a project to complete a newspaper with his peers.

I was so pleasantly-surprised (astonished) at how Conservatively-slanted the newspaper was. I did not know that such schools existed anymore. Goes to show how most kids here have outstanding parents, and gives me some faith that there are lots of similar places all over the country.

ArkyArgyle
ArkyArgyle

And, this surprises who?

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Next they’ll say that they got infected with THe WUHAN Virus, Chineses Flu, Kung Flu through the Internet and not spring break stupidity!

dlorisc
dlorisc

Maybe just teach what you’re supposed to teach and keep your opinions to yourself. Gee that sounds like a plan. Stupid idiots.

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

And all anyone has to do is screen capture the entire thing, they cannot prevent them getting out.

Foto 7388
Foto 7388

They want to keep it out of eye sight. Those liberals are destroying our finest colleges

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

While much of the Country is in a "Stay at Home" mode and some looking for something to do... maybe it is a good time to provide oversight into what these universities are teaching your kids - at your expense. If liberal professors are concerned about you seeing it...you should see it and share it with the rest of the Country.

cspcapt
cspcapt

the truth always hurts

XIHP308
XIHP308

If your not lying what's the concern? Keep your personal opinion out of the classroom teach the subject at hand.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Liberals are funny. They make me 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣!

kkat
kkat

Maybe now, we will be able to have some insight as to why our youth are all ate up with the idea of "Freebies" and Socialism. It's all in the indoctrination and programming they have been teaching our children since Grade School. It began to change in the latter 80's early 90's. All secrets will be made known and everything done in darkness will be exposed in the light. Evil meets it's end in the end!!!

magnumforc
magnumforc

"Jeffrey Lax, a Columbia University political science professor" Maybe he will become Ex-Lax?

BlueBayou
BlueBayou

I've seen plenty of this in Middle School Social Studies classes. Hope parents are listening in, if the teachers go to subject plans, they will get an earful.

jherl
jherl

If those professors are not doing anything illegal what do they have to worry about.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

BE AFRAID! BE VERY AFRAID!

ShadowGryphon
ShadowGryphon

"A conservative news website that tries to expose liberal bias on college campuses posted a series of tweets from college professors who fear their lectures will become fodder on conservative websites."
Then stop pushing a political agenda and go back to actually teaching something useful.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno

I was fortunate that almost all of my professors were relatively conservative but that was back in the '60s. Ironically, my undergraduate degree was in Journalism. Since then, I've seen Jimmuh earn the worship of imbecilic students too lazy to see what he did.

My friends and I suffered with aging hippies who continue to believe Slick Willy was taking the nation to greater freedoms and peace over the planet. Hoo boy, then came the fast-talking, enigmatic Hawaiian wannabe who claimed to be a community organizer.

Beginning with Jimmuh's absurd policies, e.g., Zero Based Budgeting, 18 percent interest rates and the Department of Education, many in my generation have shared great disappointment with the ideologies pushed by K-12, college and post graduate educators.

President Trump may be our last opportunity to turn our constitutional republic away from serious oppression by those who follow the idle notions of a fundamental transformer. Without a sharp turn, our government will establish limits on earnings, education, speech, home size, medical care and all the rest.

Jess Carder
Jess Carder

I think that education must be out of politics. I don't understand why we can't just studying, and due to the circumstances, the educational materials should be available for all. I use a lot of additional platforms (such as freebooksummary), pages, and courses. I feel myself as a houseboy; it's tough to study from home. I always surf this one https://freebooksummary.com/category/houseboy to overcome with my tasks. I hope that this will ends soon.

Artanis
Artanis

Nice, i like it, this information is so great, never hear about that


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