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A free lesson from Harvard: Be careful what you post online; it could cost you an Ivy League education.

According to The Harvard Crimson, at least 10 Harvard-bound students recently had their admission offers revoked after posting racially charged and sexually explicit memes and messages in a private Facebook group.

Members of the Class of 2021 started a group “to share memes about pop culture.” However, this spawned a separate “dark” group in which students had to post offensive memes on the larger group’s page before being accepted into the private group, according to a member of the Class of 2021.

After finding out about the private group, the Admissions Office emailed students who had posted offending materials.

From The Crimson:

Employees in the Admissions Office emailed students who posted offensive memes in mid-April asking them to disclose every picture they sent over the group, according to one member of the chat whose admission offer was revoked.

About a week later, at least 10 members of the group received letters notifying them that their admission offers had been rescinded.

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