Probe Continues into Origin of Online Racial Slurs

The hate speech was targeted against UGA minority organizations.

UGA Police are making progress in their search for whoever posted racial slurs on Facebook pages featuring minority groups at the university.

According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, someone who hacked into a student's Facebook account may be responsible for the hateful comments posted about the Black Affairs Council and LGBT Resource Center. Documents filed in Clarke County Superior Court support that idea, the story says.

With the Facebook information, the hacker then created a false Twitter account, the story says. Someone also created a Facebook account in the name of a coach at Athens Christian School.

UGA Chief Jimmy Williamson wouldn't comment on the investigation, the story says. The information about the investigation comes from affidavits filed in support of search warrants.

Documents indicate the name on the UGA student’s hijacked Facebook account became Noac Ciden Talracist, the story says, and the Twitter account was named NoacCidnTalracis--both variations of “no accidental racist,” according to police.

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