Last updated: 23 december, 2009 - 15:06 GMT

Can using Facebook lead to divorce?

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Could the increased communication facilitated by social networking sites be fuelling an increase in divorce?

According to research conducted by Divorce-Online, one of the most popular sites, Facebook, is being cited in almost one in five of online divorce petitions.

Mark Keenan is the managing director of Divorce-Online.

First broadcast 23 December 2009

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