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I did a story about this young 17-year old who took her own life after being bullied. Her name is Rehtaeh Parsons. Her image recently showed up in a "sponsored ad" on Facebook for an online dating site called Ionechat.com. The thing that makes it worse is that she ws bullied on Facebook following an alleged gang-rape at a friend's house. She was taken off life support in April. This tweet has the ad ...
Supreme bad taste: a dating site's Facebook ad is using a picture of Rehteah Parsons. pic.twitter.com/nbYhRFr5Mc
— Andrew Ennals (@andrewennals) September 17, 2013
Facebook did issue an apology that stated: ""This is an extremely unfortunate example of an advertiser scraping an image and using it in their ad campaign," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. "This is a gross violation of our ad policies," adding, "We apologize for any harm this has caused."
This is a news story on the teen