Facebook "Confession" Pages Talkers at Iowa, ISU


By Jay Knoll

IOWA CITY, Iowa - A new Facebook page is gaining popularity and raising some eyebrows at the University of Iowa.

The page, called University of Iowa confessions, allows students to make anonymous posts about topics ranging from their nightlife, to their sex life. The page has more than 6,000 likes. Many of the topics discussed are graphic in nature. University leaders say there's not much they can do about it.

"This is nothing associated with the University, it's obviously a website provided to any adult who wants to participate, so this is something the University would never try to have removed as we would see it as interfering with the first amendment rights of students," said Tom Moore of The University of Iowa.

A similar page exists at Iowa State University.

"I'm concerned about the image it could create for the university but in the world of appreciation for free speech there's not a lot that we would do as an institution to tell someone you can't post on Facebook," said Pamela Anthony, ISU Dean of Students.

Fans of the pages say they, for the most part, are meant for entertainment. Of course, there is no way of telling how much is fiction.

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