In the wake of the stunning Rolling Stone retraction on their story about an alleged gang rape, University of Virginia students have taken to social media to react to the news. We took a peek at UVA’s Yik Yak feed to see what students were saying.
Despite the fact that Yik Yak is an anonymous message board, most of what we saw was understandably angry towards Rolling Stone and the writer. There were some attacks on “Jackie” but a majority of her mentions were actually reminders that she’s already been through enough and that it’s solely Rolling Stone‘s fault for not checking their facts.
In the interest of being up-front, we should go ahead and point out that these might not be Yaks from UVA, but people on-campus–but the fact of the matter is that most non-students still don’t know about Yik Yak. So you can pretty much assume these are students.