A medical student killed himself after a WhatsApp message about a romance with a classmate was shared on social media, an inquest heard.
Newport Coroner’s Court heard Edward Senior’s private message about the “brief relationship” was seen by hundreds of people.
It led to Swansea University excluding him from lectures as a punishment.
The “embarrassed” 22-year-old was later found hanged in a wood in Monmouthshire.
Senior coroner Wendy James said: “Despite having the support of a loving family, it was not enough for him to get through a stressful period in his life.
“Not knowing what the ramifications would be, he felt isolated and became overwhelmed.
“It is not unusual for young people to make mistakes. But his biggest mistake was dwelling on that one mistake.”-BBC
— Shrimant Mane (@ShrimantSakal) July 4, 2018
The notion that smartphone / internet access is going to make people any smarter, or better informed, more capable … yeah, right on. https://t.co/AbYFDJsq9K
— brainsturbator (@brainsturbator) July 3, 2018
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) July 3, 2018
'India 'WhatsApp child abduction rumours': Five more lynched: Indian police say 12 have been arrested for allegedly killing the men over fears of child abduction. https://t.co/Ez6B4yhK6r pic.twitter.com/NB21YuC7go
— mundo noticias (@kypy24mundo) July 2, 2018
Disturbing trend on how rumours that spread on social media platforms @face@WhatsApp leading to human killing, do these platforms and emerging platforms have a responsibility to curb such rampant spread of false rumours? https://t.co/vKKiWISLhU
— Ravi Kaushik (@ravipkaushik) July 2, 2018
A killing joke.https://t.co/j7kShCFJ3Y
— Vivek Ananth (@VivekAN4) July 3, 2018
The platform plays a role. But what about us? A rare species: killing our own, to defend a god we’ve never seen! https://t.co/EyB0cCZ59s
— shamnad (@shamnad) July 2, 2018
A single rumor on WhatsApp led to the lynching and murder of 29 Musims last year.
Hundreds of millions of Indians are being introduced to social media generated fake news for the first time, and it's having deadly consequences for Muslims.https://t.co/KcjVcE40Ye
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) July 3, 2018
Before you join them in spreading that Whatsapp message, do a little bit of fact finding.
Here is the danger, fake news hit 400RT, retraction and apology got 15RT. pic.twitter.com/Kh1CUzR4T3
— Adeola Mary Slessor (@Adeola0503) July 3, 2018
Student stabbed friend to death after WhatsApp row over who was ‘least gay’ https://t.co/0jKZZnE7Tt
— Metro (@MetroUK) June 14, 2018
Male Escort Exposes 36 Gay Priests in File Sent to Vatican Containing Explicit WhatsApp Chats and Erotic Photos: Male Escort Exposes 36 Gay Priests in File Sent to Vatican Containing Explicit WhatsApp Chats and… https://t.co/EYE1SrfEF8 #Homosexuality #GayMen #GayGuys #LGBT
— dategaymenonline.com (@dategaymen) March 12, 2018
— MJ🇫🇷🇬🇹🇸🇪🏳️🌈 (@eagiea) September 16, 2017
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