external Suicide Victim Photo Appears in Dating Ads on Facebook —CBCNews

The discovery of an image of Rehtaeh Parsons, the Nova Scotia teen who died in April, in an online dating ad on Facebook has outraged her parents and put the social media site on the defensive.

It’s yet more proof that it is almost impossible to control where images uploaded to the internet ultimately end up.

Facebook has apologized for this, calling it “an extremely unfortunate example of an advertiser scraping an image from the Internet and using it in their ad campaign.”

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