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California university wastes almost $200,000 to wipe unpleasant story off the internet

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In a modern twist on an Orwellian concept, the University of California Davis paid consultants at least $175,000 to scrub an unpleasant story about the college from the internet and rehabilitate their online image.

The stunning expenditure was discovered by the Sacramento Bee in documents they secured under the California Public Records Act. The event they attempted to sweep under the digital rug occurred in November 2011 when a UC Davis police officer pepper-sprayed students who were protesting tuition raises with civil unrest on campus. The video of the act went viral, prompting the university chancellor to seek out a remedy for their tarnished online reputation. – READ MORE

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