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Whatsapp leads to spike in Fake News linked to various Murders and at least one Suicide

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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



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