The notorious Rate Your Shag pages that spread over Facebook on Monday 27th May were publicly condemned by the University who threatened disciplinary action for anyone posting defamatory posts. All Rate Your Shag pages were then subsequently deleted by web superpower Facebook.
What is it about these pages that caused the university to step in and take action?
You can listen back to our Monday show where our Pulse team discussed the naming and shaming phenomenon as it hit our news feeds:
They got in touch with the admin of the Nottingham site who remained anonymous but said that:
The only real criticism I have received is from people who find the whole concept offensive but saying that there is an option to hide this page from their feeds.
Well, it seems that people won’t have to hide the page from their newsfeeds anymore as not only did the university threaten any student posting on it with disciplinary action, but Facebook deleted it.
We spoke to Harry Waddle, the Students Communications Officer, to see why the university took the stance it did: