Did MIT Help Prosecute Aaron Swartz? By Slate V Staff | Posted Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at 4:42 PM Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Blog articles. Follow the Trending News Channel blog. Follow stories by Slate V Staff. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. MIT will launch an internal investigation into its role in the criminal case against Aaron Swartz, the digital activist who took his own life in New York on Friday.