Former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg has started earning the high salary he is now paid by Facebook, by defending Mark Zuckerberg’s firm against claims it damages the lives of young people with posts of gory images of self-harm, and the glorification of suicide, on its Instagram pages. Instagram currently stands accused of driving a 14 year old schoolgirl, Molly Russell, who killed herself in 2017 after viewing Instagram posts about suicide.
Shown some of the sickening pictures from Instagram in a BBC interview Clegg, who has three sons aged 16, 14 and 9, was asked “Slit wrists, smeared blood, a girl cuddling a teddy bear with ‘This world is so cruel and I don’t want to see it any more’ – You’ve got three children, would you let them anywhere near that” and Clegg replied “No, of course not”.
Despite this he claimed his new employer had been a “force for good” that “had helped troubled young people”.
Wonder if Clegg will ever resign his well-paid puffing position, and his £7 million Californian house on a matter of principle?