UC Davis Spent $175K to Bury Coverage of Pepper Spray Incident

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UC Davis is once again in the news for a 2011 incident it would rather forget. According to the Sacramento Bee, the school spent $175,000 trying to bury negative online coverage of the now infamous scene of a campus police officer pepper-spraying a group of student Occupy protesters. We'll speak with the reporter who uncovered the university's payments to two "online reputation management" companies.


Ben Briskin, Student activist with the group Fire Katehi, UC Davis

Sam Stanton, Senior writer, Sacramento Bee