2782 Sex Offenders Get Removed From Facebook
According to a press conference held in New York yesterday, a total of 3500 known sex offenders have been removed from the social media websites myspace and facebook. The social networks were able to identify and remove the accounts in question with the Electronic Securing and Targeting of Online Predators Act (e-Stop), which was passed in 2008 and requires that all known sex offenders in New York State register their e-mail addresses and all other online aliases.
Many of the known sex offenders who were removed had violated the conditions of their parole by being a part of these websites.
I think this is a tremendous step in the fight against predators. Although it would be ridiculous to say that they even got close to removing the majority of them, it is a step in the right direction. Since the beginning of the World Wide Web, there have been those who have misused it. Cyber predators prey on the innocent and literally destroy lives. The removal of these predators is an absolutely vital first step in the fight to make children safe while using social media. I am extremely happy that people are beginning to really take some initiative and help keep kids safe on the internet.
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