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Molly Russell (Handout/PA) (PA Media)

schoolgirl Molly Russell used anonymity Twitter Accounts seeking help from celebrities and influencers have heard the inquiry.

The 14-year-old tweeted to the American actress Lily Reinhardt and YouTube “I can’t do this anymore,” star Salice Rose said in one sentence.

Molly’s father, Ian Russell, who saw the posts on the witness stand on Thursday, said: “I believe social media helped kill my daughter.”

He said messages sent to prominent people were “especially prevalent on Twitter.”

Mr Russell told north london The Coroner’s Court believes harmful and “normal” online content can be “mixed” in the minds of 14-year-olds.

The family’s lawyer, Oliver Sanders KC, asked him about his views on the impact of Molly’s access to “harmless” content on the social media platform, such as posts about fashion and popular music.

I believe social media helped kill my daughter.

Ian Russell

Mr Russell told the inquest that “digital technology can be brilliant” but for his daughter the distinction between the two content “would be very blurry”.

Testifying on the witness stand on Thursday, Mr Russell said: “I believe social media helped kill my daughter.

“I believe too much content is still out there and I think there is a lack of transparency.

“Children should not be on a platform that puts their lives at risk.”

Mr Russell was taken to the celebrity via a tweet, and his daughter said she was “unacceptable”.

A tweet from Molly to Ms Reinhart, read in court on Thursday, said: “I can’t take it anymore.

“I need to contact someone and I just can’t take it.”

Mr Russell said: “It’s this type of information … that’s especially popular on Twitter.

“On Twitter…she reached out to celebrities with thousands or millions of followers who wouldn’t even notice a small tweet from someone like Molly.

“She’ll never really get a response.”

Other tweets aimed at YouTuber Ms Rose said: “I can’t do this anymore. I give up.”

Another said: “I don’t fit in the world. Everyone is better off without me.”

The court was told the tweets were sent months before the teenager’s death.

Mr Russell said the schoolgirl appeared to “return to her normal self” shortly before her death.

The 59-year-old said his daughter seemed “excited” about what was to come, and in the two months before her death he thought “the transition she was going through was over”.

The investigation, which is expected to last up to two weeks, continues.