All rights reserved. It's yet more proof that it is almost impossible to control where images uploaded to the internet ultimately end up. Parsons is the Nova Scotia teen who died in April at 17 after a suicide attempt. Her parents said she was sexually assaulted when she was 15, and then bullied about it for more than a year. The ad in question, for a company called ionechat.
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The teen was a victim of cyber-bullying after a picture of her alleged sexual assault was circulated across the internet, her mother has said. Facebook has issued an apology after publishing a dating advertisement that used a picture of Rehtaeh Parsons, a year-old who took her own life after pictures of her being allegedly sexually assaulted were distributed online. The Canadian teen committed suicide in April this year after becoming a victim of cyber-bullying, when a photo that appeared to show her alleged rape by four boys was circulated on the internet. According to Rehtaeh's mother Leah, her daughter had been attacked at a party she attended two years previously. A photo of the incident was published online and Rehtaeh then began receiving abusive messages.
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The company, be2, says it was distressed to learn of the actions of Ionechat. Story continues below. Be2 is an international matchmaking website offering services in Canada for the past six years. Marshall says be2 does not own Ionechat.
Until the morning, Facebook was running two ads for a Canadian dating site, both of which featured photos of Rehtaeh Parsons , a year-old who committed suicide after she was allegedly gang raped by four boys who then circulated photos of the assault online. The ads came to public attention after Andrew Ennals, who lives in Toronto, tweeted screenshots of them:. What a sickening thing to do! There she was, smiling, and being used yet again. At first I thought it could be a simple mistake but what would the chances of that be, given two images were used?