Racist hackers crash Zoom party


(WIS/NBC News) A recent online social gathering meant for African American students at the University of South Carolina was seemingly hacked by people spewing racial slurs and using blackface and neo-Nazi symbols.

The Association of African American Students was hosting its annual spring cookout using the virtual meeting platform Zoom when the incident happened Friday night, students say.

Saturday morning, UofSC President Bob Caslen tweeted about the incident. He called what happened “absolutely unacceptable and disgusting.”

“I can’t apologize enough to the UofSC students who witnessed such ignorance while gathering to fellowship with one another during this unprecedented time,” Caslen said on Twitter.

He said university officials are investigating.

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