Caroline Flack's mother said social media companies failed to protect daughter 1 month ago

Caroline Flack's mother said social media companies failed to protect daughter

Christine spoke ahead of the Channel 4 documentary, which will air on 17 March.

Caroline Flack's mother has called for increased accountability for social media platforms, after claiming that they failed to protect her late daughter.

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Speaking ahead of Channel 4's Caroline Flack documentary, Christine Flack said: "They failed to protect anybody. I think we know it’s Caroline because she’s my daughter and Jo’s sister, but they don’t protect anyone. They don’t protect young girls."

Caroline's mother spoke about how the immediacy of social media platforms enabled the constant abuse her daughter received.

"When I was young, if you were bullied at school, you could get away from it," Christine said. "You can't get away from it now because it follows you home. It follows you on your phone."

This isn't the first time Caroline's mother has spoken out against social media companies. Recently, she called on the platforms to take affirmative action against online hate.

"I don't think they are protecting anyone," Christine said. "You can't get away from it, it follows you on your phone. They are making money from it and need to stop it."

The Love Island presenter sadly passed away by suicide last year. Earlier this week, Jody Flack spoke about her twin sister's reluctance to seek help.

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"She was always scared she'd be ridiculed," Jody said. "She was terrified to admit her mental health struggles."

The TV presenter's sister also claimed that she had begged Caroline to quit show business as she received constant hate on social media.

"I would beg her to change jobs and leave showbiz, but she never would," the late star's sister said.  She added: "Life would have been easier, but she wasn't built for an easy life."

Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death will air on Channel 4 on Wednesday 17 March at 9pm.