Facebook PR chief Nick Clegg to meet mum of girl who killed herself after finding social media suicide guides
Heartbroken Ruth Moss will speak to the former Deputy Prime Minister in the coming days following pressure from The Sun on Sunday.
Last week, we told how Ruth was shocked to discover that her 13-year-old daughter Sophie Parkinson took her own life five years ago after seeing graphic and disturbing suicide and self-harm content on websites including Facebook.
Yet dad-of-three Clegg defended his firm’s decision not to block the images, saying in some cases they could lead to children seeking help.
Research nurse Ruth, 47, from Edinburgh, hit back: “What Nick Clegg said is dangerous and it is misleading.
“There is enough fake news on Facebook without him coming out with nonsense like this.”
Now she will speak directly to the long-time politician, 52, who moved to California to become Facebook’s Vice President of Global Affairs.
Mum Ruth and the NSPCC are calling for social media companies to be made to abide by a new “Duty of Care” law protecting children.
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Facebook said: “We are happy to arrange a call with Nick.”
Meanwhile, Clegg’s wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, 50, has provoked outrage by moaning on Instagram about life in their new £7million pad.
A source says Mosseri, 36, “set up and manages” the profiles of both children, both under three.
Instagram has a policy which states children must be “at least 13 years old” to join for themselves.
However, under-13s are allowed to have accounts managed by an adult, so Mosseri has broken no rules.
But Signy Arnason, an expert in combating online child abuse, said it was a bad idea. She said: “The images may be photoshopped to make them explicit.”
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