Facebook Pledges to Do More on Self-Harm


New Facebook vice-president Sir Nick Clegg has told the BBC the firm will do “whatever it takes” to make its social media platforms safer for young people.

Sir Nick was responding to the case of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life after viewing distressing self-harm images on Instagram.

He added that some experts say it is wise to keep certain images up because they can also help people find support.

He admitted he would not let his own children view some graphic examples.

Molly Russell took her own life in 2017. When her family looked into her Instagram account they found distressing material about depression and suicide.

Her father says he believes Instagram is partly responsible for his daughter’s death.

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