Viral Video Appears To Show A Rape On Florida A&M Social Network
A date rape incident on the college campus of Florida A&M University has been posted on social media.
On Friday afternoon, an anonymous tipster alerted Jezebel to the presence of what appears to be a video of a rape at Florida A&M University posted to the Yik Yak-meets-Snapchat app Yeti: Campus Stories. The FAMU administration is attempting to pick up the pieces from here, but the video’s posting raises some questions about anonymous and untraceable social networks like Yeti.
The video takes place in a room that appears to be unfurnished, save for a television. A man, wearing a black t-shirt and skull cap, faces away from the camera. He then rolls over what appears to be a passed out or incapacitated woman who is naked from the bottom down and seems to rape her. Meanwhile, a voice behind the camera says, “Get right.”
Usually, Yeti posts are only available to people in the college community. However, since FAMU began trending, the video became available to anyone with the app.
Posts on Yeti don’t carry a timestamp, so it isn’t clear exactly when the footage was uploaded. However, judging by the fact that it was available Friday afternoon and that tweets discussing the post begin to appear around midnight Friday morning, it is reasonable to assume it was posted some time on Thursday evening.
A man who posted a video of an alleged rape to social media last week has been questioned by Florida police.
The man had uploaded the video, which was rumored to show a rape that took place at Florida A&M University, to the social media site late Thursday where it first appeared on Yeti: Campus Stories.
Florida A&M Director of Public Safety Terence Calloway said on Monday that the university was unable to verify that the video was connected to FAMU or its students, according to the Tallahassee Democract.
‘We cannot confirm that the alleged incident as seen on Yeti is in any way connected to Florida A&M University or its students,’ Calloway said.
‘We have exhausted all resources in trying to identify the individuals in the video and confirm the authenticity of the incident.
No arrests have been made and the Tallahassee Police Department is asking anyone with information in connection to the incident to call the Special Victims Unit at 891-4200 or CrimeStoppers at 574-5477.
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