Now universities are policing memes

At 1am on a Saturday morning, a private Facebook chat of University of York politics students, which I am member of, was overrun by two members sending memes. This sort of back and forth isn’t anything particularly unusual, but this time the memes got under people’s skin. One of them was a 1-10 scale, accompanied by the question ‘Using the scale provided, rate how much you like kids’. At 1 was a picture of Kate and Gerry McCann, and at 10 was a picture of Jimmy Savile. Another was a picture of Katie Price’s disabled son with the caption, ‘What’s black and screams? Harvey Price answering an iron.’