Case Study: Tyler Clementi

Title: The Story of a Suicide

Publication: New Yorker

Author: Ian Parker

Summary: Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman at Rutgers University committed suicide after his roommate Dharun Ravi used a webcam to spy on a same-sex encounter. Ravi tweeted about Clementi’s behavior and watched the webcam footage with a hall mate. The roommate was charged not with the death of Clementi, but rather whether or not he had the intent to intimidate and invade Clementi’s privacy.

Platforms: Video sharing, Twitter

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