Prosecutor May Probe Facebook Over Girl Who Killed Herself After Online Bullying

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An Italian prosecutor has launched an investigation into how Facebook allowed the publication of insults and bullying posts aimed at a teenager, who later leapt to her death from her third floor bedroom window.

Carolina Picchio, 14, from Novara in northern Italy, committed suicide in January after a gang of boys circulated video on Facebook of her appearing drunk and disheveled in the bathroom at a party.

The group, aged between 15 and 17, were said to be friends of Miss Picchioโ€™s ex-boyfriend. He had allegedly insulted her on Facebook when she left him days earlier, although he claims to have later apologized.

โ€œIsnโ€™t what you have done to me enough? You have made me pay too many times,โ€ Miss Picchio wrote in a note to the boy which was found in her room by investigators.

Before taking her life, she wrote on Facebook: โ€œForgive me if I am notโ€ฆ

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