Paris Jackson's dark period of severe depression has been largely the result of bullying, and Facebook the medium with which the haters let loose.
Sources closely connected to Paris say the 15-year-old was often "reeling" from harsh comments left on her Facebook page about her father's lifestyle.
Some of the comments involve child molestation allegations against Michael Jackson, others involve the odd life Paris lived while Michael was alive.
As one source says of the comments, "They destroyed her."
Another family insider "there's a nexus" between the bullying on Facebook and Paris Jackson cutting, a disturbing act she tried more than once.
The problem, according to TMZ, is this:
Paris does not have access to her Facebook page as she recovers from her recent suicide attempt in the psychiatric ward at UCLA Medical Center.
Her family is VERY concerned that she'll slide back into the same habits if she goes back on Facebook when she gets out ... yet they can't stop her.
The family has tried to shut down Paris' Facebook page, but they can't, given Facebook's policy that the family of a user has no right to shut down an account.
If the user is 13 years of age or older, the company won't oblige. And who's to say that even if they did, Paris wouldn't start another one if she chose?
Bottom line: Paris' family believes that social media may create yet another tragedy in the famous family, but are powerless to do anything about it.
Do you agree? Are they in fact powerless? And is Facebook really the problem or just the place where deep-rooted issues are manifested for Paris?
Share your thoughts in the comments below.