We live in a time when what we choose to post on social media can be instantaneous, while being easily deleted five minutes later if we decide that we no longer like it. However, what many people, particularly young adults, still fail to realize is that although we can “delete” our posts and they will no longer appear on our feeds, screenshots are forever. This was the case for incoming students at Harvard University. According to NBC News, members of the Harvard Class of 2021 Facebook group created a subsect that featured explicit memes, mocking “sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children.” Harvard’s admissions office has since rescinded the acceptance letters of at least 10 students, but the question remains: what punishment will be enough to make people think before they post? Before I delve deeper into the question, here is my short answer: I don’t think that there is one.

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