Social media has to be used carefully. Schools actively check the accounts of applicants now and there are real consequences for abuses.

Heat Street reports:

Harvard Revokes Acceptances for 10 Students Who Posted Provocative Images, Memes on Facebook

Harvard University has reversed its decision to offer places at the college for at least 10 prospective students of the Class of 2021 after they posted controversial memes on social media.

A number of the students, who already had accepted spots in the freshman class at Harvard, confessed to creating a Facebook group for the incoming students that was at one point named “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.” That’s what led Harvard to withdraw the offers, The Harvard Crimson reported.

Students inside the group were sharing memes and images that made fun of sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of the children, according to the student publication. The messages also included jokes about ethnic or racial groups, and one person called the imaginary hanging of a Mexican child “piñata time.”

Harvard rescinded admissions offers to at least 10 prospective students back in April after it was made aware of the controversial images and messages, according to a few members of the group.

The online meme group attracted about 100 Harvard students, who met each other using the official Harvard University group on Facebook.