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Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter and launches a mission to end cyberbullying

“I was the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.”

Image: Monica Lewinsky via Twitter

WRITER AND FORMER White House intern Monica Lewinsky gave a major speech in Philadelphia today, revealing a plan to launch a “cultural revolution” against online harassment.

According to reports from audience members, the theme of Lewinsky’s speech was public humiliation and privacy in the age of the internet.

Multiple attendees say Lewinksy teared up as she discussed her “shame.”

She described herself as the first person to be the center of negative attention in the modern digital media cycle.

“Overnight I went from being a completely private figure, to a publicly humiliated one. I was patient zero,” Lewinsky said.

She also reportedly discussed celebrity nude photo hacking and said the recent theft of private photos from several famous actresses shows, “anyone can be next.”

Lewinsky spent years out of the spotlight following the scandal that erupted after her affair with Clinton.

However, she has recently begun a return to public life.

Prior to taking the stage at the Forbes Under 30 Summit, Lewinsky launched her Twitter account, @MonicaLewinsky.

In July, she began contributing to Vanity Fair where she has also made online “shaming” a focus of her work.

Read some quotes and reviews from Lewinsky’s speech below:

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