So, what’s the happs at Stanford University?
REUTERS: Stanford professors ask Justice Department to end program looking for Chinese spies in academia
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) September 13, 2021
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 13, 2021
More from Reuters:
A group of Stanford University professors has asked the Justice Department to stop looking for Chinese spies at U.S. universities, joining an effort by human rights groups to end a Trump administration program they said caused racial profiling and was terrorizing some scientists.
The “China Initiative” launched in late 2018 aimed to prevent U.S. technology theft by China but has since “deviated significantly from its claimed mission,” according to the Sept. 8 letter, which was signed by 177 Stanford faculty members and made public by them on Monday.
“(I)t is harming the United States’ research and technology competitiveness and it is fueling biases that, in turn, raise concerns about racial profiling,” the letter said.
Well, that’s one way to look at it. Another way to look at is that the Chinese government has actual top men dedicated to undermining U.S. national security, and academia is a great place to plant spies.
Sounds like a perfect reason to continue looking.
— Aaron Lindgren (@SSgt_Squishy) September 13, 2021
Right? In fact:
I think now we know a good place to focus the search… https://t.co/o4PynE5Yjt
— AG (@AGHamilton29) September 13, 2021
And so now we can narrow the search.
— Steve Adams (@SteveAdams54) September 13, 2021
Guess we know where the spies are
— K (@2amResearcher) September 13, 2021
Sounds like we need to take a closer look at Stanford U…
— NotKD, PhD (@ZippieKd) September 13, 2021
Sounds like the Justice Department needs to take a good look at Stanford 👀 https://t.co/CtH2u0oH1m
— Jen DinNJ (@JenDinnj) September 13, 2021
Of course they did
— Gordon Pasha (@TSRooseveltRE) September 13, 2021
“Stop looking at us” lol
— Trevor F (@trev_ferguson) September 13, 2021
Stop looking at them!
— e-beth (@ebeth360) September 13, 2021
— kaitlin (@thefactualprep) September 13, 2021
No. In fact, investigate the professors suggesting that idiocy.
— Phix (@PhixResist) September 13, 2021