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Tragic: Caroline Flack

Tragic: Caroline Flack

Tragic: Caroline Flack

When Caroline Flack died by suicide in February, there was an outpouring of anger at the way social media had treated the TV presenter.

Thus was born the hashtag #BeKind, which everyone put on their Twitter and Facebook pages.

It was a nice sentiment, but doomed to fail. After all, we live in an era where saying the most horrible things about strangers has become a competitive sport.