Early in the US Presidential campaign, a 4-year-old girl dressed as Hillary Clinton for Halloween, wearing a blazer and carrying a briefcase, met her idol. The candidate, then vying for the Democratic nomination, posed for a picture with her mini-me after an event in the girl's hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015. Clinton told her she looked like a future president. Jennifer Jones's daughter, Sullivan, cherished the picture, now framed in her bedroom, showing a smiling Clinton crouching behind her with both hands on her little shoulders. The image that originally appeared of Hillary Clinton and Sullivan. Photo / Hillary for South Carolina But more than a year later - the day after Clinton lost the election and as Jones was processing her own grief over the loss - their treasured photo was turned into something sinister. Someone had taken the photo, originally uploaded to the Clinton campaign Flickr page, and turned it into a meme that was then shared thousands of times across social media. Bold white type across the top of the image read, "I AM FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS!" Then halfway down, text covering the lower half of Sullivan's body accused Clinton of accepting money and refugees from countries "that would mutilate this girl's genitals, marry her to a Muslim paedophile, and stone her to death if she doesn't wear a bedsheet." Jones hadn't been on social media. So she didn't see that a friend had shared the image to her Facebook page asking if she'd seen it. Another friend took a screenshot of it and sent it to her in a text message. For 46-year-old Jones, who works the overnight shift at a local hotel so she can be at home during the day for her two daughters, it felt like a personal failing. That night, after she gave Sullivan a bath and put her to bed, she searched for the photo online and found thousands of blogs and feeds on Instagram and Pinterest and Facebook that shared the image. She believed what she'd always been told: Once something is on the Internet it's there forever. "I felt like I failed her," Jones said. "As a mother your job is to protect and fix things and I wasn't able to fix it. I've never felt so low in my life with this image being out there that I had no control over." She traced one photo to a Facebook page, "Men for Donald Trump," which has more than 200,000 followers. She implored them to take it down. At first they resisted, but after dozens of her friends bombarded them with messages, they obliged. It was a victory, but a small one. That was only one site. There were countless more. Was it even possible to go to each one and make the same request? She reported hundreds to social media sites and Google, but that wasn't going to purge the image of her little girl from the Internet. She makes $10 an hour at her hotel job. She couldn't afford to hire an attorney.