Published on Jan 14, 2013
At the age of 14, Aaron Swartz helped to develop RSS and created a company that later became known as the website Reddit. The Internet genius was found dead on Friday after he allegedly committed suicide and it is believed his alleged involvement in a hacking incident with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology pushed him over the edge. Swartz was seen as an online Robin Hood, but his legal troubles and his ongoing battle with depression lead him to end his life at the age of 26. RT’s Kristine Frazao remembers the Internet activist.