Some group of students and/or faculty purporting to be from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, thought it would be a good idea to plant spam posts with “phishing links” on many social media pages. Particularly on Reddit. [Because of how Reddit works – this is far from a complete list of removed posts]…
Immediately dozens of users and moderators had to act to take down their posts, which violate social media platform rules.
The individuals behind this (and possibly the University of Colorado itself) work now possibly face lifetime banishment from social media platforms – for really stupid Terms of Service violations.
Sadly, it hasn’t. Being edgy, and bold is one thing. Just not without the consent of others.
Update: Shortly after notifying Reddit staff, the user account linked above was wiped of all posts. The account doesn’t appear banned formally, but may have been shadowbanned by admins.