Facebook Apologises For Dead Girl Image

Facebook has issued an apology after publishing a dating advert featuring the photograph of a teenage girl who committed suicide following complaints of cyber-bullying.

Canadian Rehtaeh Parsons killed herself five months ago. Family members spoke of their disgust this week and Facebook banned the firm involved from the social network.

A spokesperson said: "This is an extremely unfortunate example of an advertiser scraping an image from the internet and using it in their ad campaign.

"This is a gross violation of our ad policies and we have removed the ad and permanently deleted the advertiser's account.

"We apologise for any harm this caused."

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