OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 9, 2012 - The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) today issued the following statement in response to pages and posts on Facebook following the death of Amanda Todd.
In September, teenager Amanda Todd posted a video on YouTube that revealed years of bullying and an attempt to harm herself by using bleach. The bullying persisted and eventually led to her suicide by hanging in October. Since her death, the bullying has continued with posts and pages on Facebook that use Amanda Todd's photo and, in many instances, images of Clorox® products.
Since Amanda's death, Clorox employees have worked with Facebook, as well as Facebook watchdog groups, to identify and report inappropriate Amanda Todd and Clorox images. Due to this effort, many of these images and posts have come down. Unfortunately, new pages and photos have continued to appear.
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