What are social media companies doing about suicidal posts?

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Rapper CupcakKe was hospitalised this week after worrying tweets, highlighting the increasing frequency of posts that need urgent responses

The Chicago rapper CupcakKe prompted alarm this week after tweeting that she was suicidal. Fortunately, the 21-year-old’s followers were quick to spot the tweet and inundated her with messages of concern while authorities were alerted. She thanked them for their support the following day, writing on Twitter that she was “finally getting the help that I need” for depression after being taken to hospital.

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