CEO defends Ask.fm against bullying criticism

CEO defends Ask.fm against bullying criticism

The CEO of Ask.com says it is not only up to them to eradicate bullying.

The controversial site Ask.fm is moving its headquarters to Ireland, after it was bought by Ask.com

Teenage suicide victims including Ciara Pugsley from Leitrim and Erin Gallagher from Donegal were users of Ask.fm, which allows visitors to answer questions anonymously.

CEO of Ask.com Doug Leeds told the Ray D'Arcy Show on Today FM that bullying happens everywhere - not just online.

"Bullying happens on text messaging, bullying happens over the phone, these are all tools that bullies use, and we're not talking about removing any of those tools," he said.

"What we have to do is get rid of bullying, and get a concerted effort to do, really, almost everything we can to root it out."


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