Jade Facebook tribute page attacked

Tributes left outside the scene of the fatal dog attack on schoolgirl Jade Anderson
Tributes left outside the scene of the fatal dog attack on schoolgirl Jade Anderson
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POLICE are investigating after internet trolls defaced a Facebook page set up in tribute to Jade Anderson.

The sickening messages were left on the ‘Jade Anderson gathering RIP’ page over the bank holiday weekend.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed that they are investigating the incident.

Posting under a false name, the troll left offensive posts and images on the groups feed which caused members to report it to GMP.

The posts have since been removed.

A recent study found that Facebook is the worst social networking site for internet trolling, and bullying is now more prevalent online than anywhere else.

Some 87 per cent of teenagers who reported cyber abuse said they were targeted on Mark Zuckerberg’s site, while around one fifth of youngsters were picked on by Twitter trolls, the report by the charity Beat Bullying showed.

A Facebook spokesman said: “There is no place for harassment on Facebook, but unfortunately a small minority of malicious individuals exist online, just as they do offline.”