Intruders post racist language in virtual education meeting

The Associated Press - April 25, 2020 10:50 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An online meeting of the Oklahoma State Board of Education was disrupted by an intruder or intruders posting racist and vulgar language that was visible to everyone watching.

The Tulsa World reports that the incident on Thursday was the first “zoombombing” of a public body in Oklahoma. Zoombombing is when people who are not part of a group break into a Zoom meeting to post images, memes, or comments.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said it’s a risk public bodies are taking while trying to maintain openness and transparency in government during the coronavirus pandemic. The intruders started posting in the chat function about 25 minutes into the meeting.


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