Aug 2, 2013
07:41 AM
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CNBC's #TwitterRevolution Includes Segment on Torrington Rape Cases

CNBC's #TwitterRevolution Includes Segment on Torrington Rape Cases

A one-hour CNBC documentary titled #TwitterRevolution is scheduled to air on Aug. 7 at 9 p.m. and will focus on the social media network’s growth and impact on how the world shares information. The documentary, led by Carl Quintanilla, will explore Twitter’s reach ranging from sports coverage and celebrity gossip to news of events such as the Boston Marathon bombing, conflicts in the Middle East, and even the Torrington rape case that made national headlines earlier this year after a March 20 Register Citizen article detailed Twitter cyber-bullying against two 13-year-old victims.

Joan Toribio, 18, 330 Highland Ave., Torrington, is currently involved in pre-trial motions and is facing two counts of second-degree sexual assault and three counts of risk of injury to a minor as one of four former Torrington High School football players facing sexual assault charges.

Codefendant Edgar Gonzalez, 18, pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault in June, as part of a plea agreement and is awaiting a September sentencing. Two more of Toribio’s codefendants remain unnamed, and their cases are sealed, because both were 17 years old at the time of the alleged incidents.

In an article promoting the documentary on CNBC.com, the television network describes Twitter as a place “with few rules and relative anonymity, which can invite trouble.”

See the full story at Register Citizen online.

 

CNBC's #TwitterRevolution Includes Segment on Torrington Rape Cases

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