'I hope the world will be safer': says Molly Russell’s father after inquest
Guardian, 01 Oct 2022
Molly Russell’s father has accused the world’s biggest social media firms of 'monetising misery' after an inquest ruled that harmful online content contributed to the 14-year-old’s death.
Ian Russell accused Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, of guiding his daughter on a 'demented trail of life-sucking content', after the landmark ruling raised the regulatory pressure on social media companies.
The inquest heard on Friday that Molly, from Harrow, north-west London, had viewed large amounts of content related to suicide, depression, self-harm and anxiety on Instagram and Pinterest before she died in November 2017
Social media firms ‘monetising misery’, says Molly Russell’s father after inquest