The University of Leeds has been forced to remove a social-networking code from its website warning staff and students that it was unacceptable to criticise the university on sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
The code of practice said: “Social-networking sites must not be used as a platform for airing dissatisfaction or criticism of the university, its staff, students or facilities.”
However, it was taken down after provoking a barrage of criticism online.
One of several critical postings on Facebook says: “Once again the University of Leeds excellently demonstrates that it is a bastion of free speech, liberty and rational enquiry.”
Read full story in Times Higher Education.
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