Civil servant commits suicide after Facebook accusations of racism

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Ariel Ronis’ Facebook "Before taking his own life, population authority manager who was ‘shamed’ on social media says he spent whole life championing equality."  (Image source: Facebook) Ariel Ronis’ – “Before taking his own life, population authority manager who was ‘shamed’ on social media says he spent whole life championing equality.” (Image source: Facebook)

Times of Israel

An official at Israel’s Population Immigration and Border Authority (PIBA) committed suicide on Saturday after a Facebook post that accused him of racism — a claim which he disputed — became popular and was shared thousands of times.

Shortly before taking his own life, Ariel Ronis wrote in a Facebook post that he had been wronged by the masses, told his side of the story, and urged people to consider the effects of their actions and words on social media.

The incident shone a light on the problematic, sometimes devastating effects of social media ‘shaming….’

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This tragedy could have been avoided had the situation been handled differently not just by the accuser, but by many on social media…

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One Response to Civil servant commits suicide after Facebook accusations of racism

  1. upaces88 says:

    Bless His Heart. I wish there had been someone there for him to let him KNOW who the REAL RACISTS ARE.!

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