How this South African teenager took on Facebook for cyber bullying

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A horrific campaign of abuse against a South African girl has led to a costly legal showdown with the social media giant 

It began in May and played out over five harrowing days – and by the end a young girl was so traumatised and terrified she refused to leave the house and could barely sleep or eat. 

The 13-year-old was a victim of such appalling online bullying on Instagram her parents turned to Facebook Inc, owner of Instagram, in a bid to get them to reveal the person behind the posts. 

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