Wednesday, July 25, 2007

MySpace admits wider use by sex offenders

(AP)- Hotboy326@whatever may actually be "old man looking for sex"@whatever, according to Myspace. The US social networking website has admitted it detected and deleted 29,000 convicted sex offenders on its service, more than four times the figure it had initially reported.

The company, owned by media conglomerate News Corp, said in May it had deleted about 7,000 user profiles that belonged to convicted offenders.

MySpace attracts about 60 million unique visitors monthly in the United States and has an Irish subsite,
The new information was first revealed by US state authorities after MySpace turned over information on convicted sex offenders it had removed from the service.

The Conneticut Attorney General, who led a coalition of state authorities to lobby MySpace for more stringent safeguards for minors, said there was an exploding epidemic of sex offender profiles on the site.

For more information, please contact the Louisiana Sex Offender Registry.

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