Episode 30 -- "YouTube Murder" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In May of 2009, someone in Guatemala uploaded an 18 minute long video to YouTube titled, “YouTube Murder." Within hours of it being published, the video had gone massively viral to the point where YouTube’s servers began to crash, and in Guatemala, angry crowds of people began forming up in the streets demanding justice. When the president of Guatemala reluctantly authorized an investigation into what the video actually meant, no one was ready for the insane truth it would reveal. Today's story includes graphic violence, so listener discretion is advised.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. The New Yorker article, "A Murder Foretold" -- https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/04/04/a-murder-foretold2. The Guardian newspaper, "The Truth about Guatemala’s YouTube murder" -- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jan/13/guatemala-murder-rodrigo-rosenberg3. Guardian news article, "Lawyer in YouTube murder plot video hired his own assassins – UN" -- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jan/13/guatemala-lawyer-youtube-suicide-conspiracY4. Article from the Sydney Morning Herald, "YouTube coup in a dirty war" -- https://www.smh.com.au/technology/youtube-coup-in-a-dirty-war-20100201-n7y6.html5. Time Magazine, "The Guatemalan who ordered his own murder" -- http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1953486,00.html6. I will be murdered (Documentary) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2837866/7. Britannica online encyclopedia, Guatemala -- https://www.britannica.com/place/Guatemala8. Wikipedia, Rodrigo Rosenberg -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodrigo_Rosenberg_Marzano9. Fodor’s Travel, Guatemala City -- https://www.fodors.com/world/mexico-and-central-america/guatemala/guatemala-city10. Historical weather, Guatemala City -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/gt/guatemala-city/MGGT/date/2009-5-1011. "Luis Medizabal the Tailor of Guatemala" -- https://guatemalachronicle.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/luis-mendizabal-the-tailor-of-guatemala/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


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